Fall 2020: Library News For Instructors
Helping you connect with the library resources you need for your semester.
Watch this video for an overview of the library services available to you this semester, other remote teaching options from the library, and more.
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KPU Library buildings remain open, with reduced hours and capacity.
For up-to-date details on our services during COVID, please refer to the KPU Library COVID-19 Response guide.
We are still here and ready to help you and your students with your research needs. Contact us through one of our remote service options: you can call us, text us, chat with us or email us!
The Library's Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources has four modules:
Every module should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and consists of written text, video, interactive H5P activities and a short quiz (linked through your Moodle site) that will be graded.
These modules roughly follow the research process, so you can assign one or more of them to your students depending on the class/assignment requirements at any particular point in the course. We have instructions for embedding the modules, or component parts, into Moodle.
This tutorial is a great alternative to our in-person library research sessions, which are not available during COVID. Need other options? Contact your Liaison Librarian.
Check out the Library's new guide to Library Resources For Remote Delivery
You'll find a variety of resources and instructions which will help you do things like:
Contact the Liaison Librarian for your discipline. If we don't already have an online instructional component to suit your needs, we can collaborate to find a solution. Your liaison librarian may even be able to arrange an asynchronous or synchronous teaching session.
In this new reality of remote instruction delivery, your students still need access to research and citation style help.
Many students prefer chatting with a librarian, through AskAway, as they can access help at point-of-need: during their researching or while writing/citing assignments online.
If your students need research or citation help, you can refer them to the Library's Ask Us page (where they can choose to chat, email or text us).
Or you can embed our AskAway chat widget right into your Moodle site.
Depending on your request and needs, and as long as it is within Fair Dealing, we can scan PDFs, provide direct or embedding links, and even help you find Open Resources for your courses.
Link.Scan.Open. is designed to help alleviate the absence of our Course Reserve process, which provided short-term loans of designated course material from our collections at our Service Desks. This service is actually superior to Course Reserves, as there is no longer limited copies to share among your students!
The Library's Open Publishing Suite of services can help you: