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Faculty Guide to Library Services

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Library Teaching Resources

The sub-pages in the left column offer a menu of services to support your teaching. 

These include:
• LearningForce LibGuides to enrich, engage, and advance student success 
• multi-format orientations relying on different channels to guide your students toward successful use of the library 
• reserve readings and open textbook options to reduce student costs while accessing a wider range of materials
• software tools to help manage bibliographies and check for originality.


With a $67,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, the library was able to work directly with 100 faculty members to create customized LearningForce Libguides to support classroom teaching,

By relying on existing e-book subscriptions, or purchasing new e-books with multi-user licenses, the library was able to offset 20 assigned textbooks.

Many instructors used e-reserve reading packets, including both copyrighted, fair-use materials as well as open educational resources. This is a convenient way to manage course readings, term-to-term, especially within Blackboard.

This year we offered both Turnitin for undergraduate classes and iThenicate for graduate papers, theses, and faculty work. Tools measuring content originality are a great help to all.