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Library Services 2021

This is a guide about CCSU library services for 2021, including information about hours & services available for students, faculty, and guests, both in-person at the Elihu Burritt & via the web.

Library Services for CCSU Faculty

Your courses are in Blackboard...and so is the Library!

You have seamless access to Library resources in all Blackboard courses including access to databases, research and citation guides and more.  

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There are two main access points:

  1. For faculty who have already built their courses, you can now upload Library Resources as a Content Area by following these instructions, “Library Resources Content Area Template”.

  2. Library Resources have also been added to Blackboard’s “Pre-built Templates” – Basic, Enhanced, and Enhanced Plus (Accessing and Installing Pre-Built Templates).

In addition, instructional librarians are available to collaborate with faculty on online library resources customized to their individual courses (see below). We are also happy to discuss the needs of courses created in Moodle - contact Joy Hansen at jhansen@ccsu.edu.

Online Library Instruction Services

Do you know all the ways instruction librarians can support your online teaching and assist your students in tackling their research assignments in a virtual environment?

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Create a customized course research guide or other aid

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Create a standalone video or lesson on a topic of your choice delivered by you.

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Have a librarian deliver a synchronous, online information literacy class.

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Other ideas? Let's discuss...

Request an Instruction SessionTo book your online library instruction session and/or to request services to support your online teaching, please fill out the Online Instruction Request Form.

Finding OER to Supplement Course Materials

Open Educational Resources 

You can find ways to supplement the material using Open Educational Resources (OER). It is possible to find OER in your discipline, which students can then access online. While the OER you find may not be exactly like the original textbooks or materials you used for your course, they will still provide important resources for student learning in these extraordinary circumstances. 

To learn about and find OER, please visit: http://libguides.ccsu.edu/OER 

For help finding materials related to your subject, or with any other OER-related questions, contact the OER Library Team:

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