Collaborative Instruction

Request f2f and online library support!

I. f2f courses

  • Main campus
  • Single or Multiple library sessions
  • 1:1 sessions    

II. uLearn asynchronous support

  • Conference re: appropriate resource(s), search strategies, etc.
    Librarian as co-instructor for hybrid/online course
  • Post “how to” guides
         (e.g., How To Search ARTstor;
                    How To Locate eBooks
            ›      Provided by vendor (e.g., ARTstor)
            ›      Created by college library(ian)

     Video created by library(ian) using a tool like Camtasia
(e.g., locating WTML peer-reviewed articles)
     Streaming video
          (e.g., How to Search JSTOR; MLA citation)

  • Post links to applicable resources
         (e.g., databases, articles, websites, etc.)
  • “Grade” or assess assignment(s) via email, posting assessment tools

          (e.g., rubrics) as needed

  • Monitor library-specific email and other contact portals

          (e.g.,,, and LIB-010 discussion forum)

III. uLearn synchronous support

  • Lead an introductory session for assignment(s)
    - f2f, if appropriate
    - Via uLearn LMS courses 
            (e.g., Adobe Connect)
    - Via webinars and web/phone conferencing
            (e.g., Microsoft Office LiveMeeting)
  • “Chat” to provide support/feedback (assessment) at specified times
    via uLearn LMS courses 
    - Follow-up to f2f sessions(s)
    - Synchronized with assignment(s)
    - Recurring time(s) each week

Faculty may request that a librarian be embedded in their uLearn LMS courses to facilitate the research process.  After reviewing the syllabus and course research assignment(s), librarians will post information about relevant library resources, search tips, and instructions or videos to show students how to conduct library research.  Students use this area of the course to post their research questions and get individualized help throughout the semester.

Once your course(s) are enrolled in the program, the embedded librarian will help students as appropriate to:

  • narrow paper topics and brainstorm ideas for research
  • identify the best keywords and search terms for a topic
  • find books in the library catalog
  • search for magazine and journal articles
  • select appropriate Web-based sources for college-level work
  • locate examples of source citation formats