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Instructor Support

Library services and resources that may be helpful for instructors.

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Librarian teaching library session

Library Instruction / Information Literacy

Arrange to bring your students to the library for a face-to-face meeting and some research instruction.



Blackboard logoLinking to Library Resources 

Whether you are teaching online, hybrid, or traditional courses, your libraries have lots of options for you and your students.




Reserve books

Library Reserves

Instructors may put items such as books, AV, readings, sample exams, or supplementary materials on reserve in the library to make them readily available to students.



HOWLER tutorial screenshotHOWLER and Learning Objects

Check out these online learning tutorials created by Madison College librarians, and links to other sources that have proven useful for our students.



Librarian working with student

Subject Librarians 

Get to know your subject librarian and encourage your students to do likewise. Make an appointment to discuss your class research assignments or ask for library handouts to pass out in class.

Research guide screenshot Research Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your Madison College librarians. These resources have been reviewed and selected for usefulness and reliability in helping our students. They are broken down by program or subject areas, and include some general topic areas such as citation help, jobs, and evaluating information. As an example, check out the New Media Portal for Faculty.


Screenshot of open educational resources research guideOpen Educational Resources 

In addition to housing print and digital textbook reserves for courses, our librarians offer support in locating, using and creating Open Educational Resources (OER). OER is the "teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others,” states the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. These resources support the efforts to minimize the costs of textbooks for students.


Student getting computer helpComputer Resources for Students

The Madison College Libraries includes Computer Help for students, so refer your students to these technology resources, including information about multimedia and the student email system.


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Resources: We welcome your suggestions and materials recommendations for your Madison College Libraries.