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New Faculty Checklist


  • Set Up and Test Accounts
    • To access online library resources, use your login. Try connecting to one of these .
    • Borrow physical items with your digital or physical (Staff ID card).
    • Borrow items from other libraries in electronic or physical format using the  system, RACER.


  • Meet your Librarian
  • Course Resources
    • Talk to your Subject Specialist Librarian about the resources you need to support your courses, from books and databases to streaming videos and standards.
    • Review the for your subject or program. Research Guides recommend the most relevant resources, making it easier for students to find high quality information sources. You can request a customized guide.
    • Identify any Library resources you would like to link from your Canvas courses, such as: articles, ebooks, streamed videos, and .
    • Submit a purchase request if needed.
    • If you are using a print book or reading with your class, you may wish to place it on course reserve (short term loan).   
    • We answer copyright questions! Email with questions related to course materials (readings, Internet content, images, videos, etc.) and more.  
    • Are you interested in using Open Education Resources (OERs) in your teaching? See our Open Education support services.
  • Library Instruction for Your Students: Research & Information Literacy Skills
    • Identify any assignments on your course outline that have research components. Talk to your Subject Librarian about the type of information literacy instruction that would most benefit your students. See Teaching Support for more information.
    • Use the book a library workshop form or contact your Subject Librarian directly.
    • Encourage students to drop by the Service Desk if they need help with research, or to with their Subject Librarian.


  • Research and Scholarly Publishing Support
    • Learn about our Research Support services in areas such as data, research metrics and citation management.
    • Get an overview of the Library’s Publishing Support services, including open access publishing options.
    • Explore , 間眅埶AV’s institutional repository of theses/dissertations and faculty publications. You can use this platform to deposit an  copy of a research paper with a permanent link, metadata, and discoverability through Google Scholar.
    • Explore the Library’s . 

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