Instructional Support Checklist

We've come a long way! Stay up-to-date on the latest educational services and technology available from Touro Libraries (CC0 image)
We’ve come a long way! Stay up-to-date on the latest educational services and technology available from Touro Libraries (CC0 image)

As we prepare for a new semester, we’d like to share the libraries’ many instructional support services available to Touro faculty. If you’d like assistance with something you don’t find on this list, don’t hesitate to ask!Do you have readings you’d like to make available to all your students online?

  1. E-Reserves – Post electronic copies of course readings for your students. We’ll take care of the securing the copyright clearance and uploading the documents. Contact your chief librarian or fill out the e-reserves submission form to get started.
  2. E-books and Databases – If you’re looking for easily accessible and low-cost materials for your classes, our ebook collections and electronic databases are a great resource. Link directly to most books and articles from BlackBoard or another course website.

Do you want to use documentaries and educational films to support your instruction?

  1. Physical Video – Borrow VHS and DVD education video from many of our library locations. Search in the library catalog by Material: Video/DVD.  
  2. Streaming Video – For increased convenience and access by students outside of class, the library offers a growing collection of online streaming video, including PBS Video, Education in Video, Films on Demand, Kanopy and more. Most titles are also discoverable by searching in the library catalog by Location: TC E-Videos.

Are you teaching an online course?

  1. Ask a Librarian – Students have ready access to assistance with research and library resources via chat, email or phone with our Ask A Librarian service.
  2. Embedded Librarians – This program matches you with a dedicated librarian to provide dedicated and customizable library instruction for your students. Learn more.
  3. Distance Orientations – All of our library instruction classes can alternatively be held via Zoom video conferences, accessible by students from home. Contact Chelsea DeGlopper for more information.
  4. Off-Campus Access – Distance students can easily access all of the library’s online content, including e-books, article databases, streaming video, and self-help resources, after signing-up for off-campus access.

Do your students have trouble finding the kinds of information you want them to use in their papers and projects?

  1. Instruction – We offer both general library orientations and specialized research classes, customized to prepare students for the particular assignments in your course. Contact your campus library for information or to schedule a session.
  2. LibGuides – These research guides are organized by subject to bring together the best resources for each topic. Additional guides are available on research skills and library services.
  3. Assignments – The library offers resources on creating effective research assignments and incorporating information literacy in your classes.

Do your students have trouble with writing and/or citing sources correctly?

  1. Citing Sources guide – Discuss the topic of Academic Integrity with the help ofthe presentation, video, quiz, and other materials this LibGuide. Plus, find tools and detailed information for a variety of citation styles.
  2. Noodle Tools – A citation generator that offers guidance on identifying and citing material, plus support for organizing research notes and sources. Subscription access is free when you sign-up on campus. Supports APA and MLA styles.
  3. MendeleyMendeley is one of several excellent, freely available citation managers, best for use at the graduate level and above. Import, organize, and cite your research with this online tool. Training is available; contact Carrie Levinson for details.
  4. Writing guide – Our writing guide compiles the most helpful resources for composition, revision, and editing in academic writing.

Adapted from NCSU Libraries.

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