Now is a good time to begin thinking about the library resources you will need to support your courses for next semester.
Requesting New Materials – Each department at UNCC is allocated funds to support their coursework. Contact your library representative to request new materials for the library collection. Indicate if you need the materials for next semester so that the library representative can submit a RUSH request.
Library Resources in Moodle – Adding the “Library Resources” Block in Moodle will allow your students to easily access course reserves and the library catalog, databases, and research guides. Learn how to add this block to your course(s).
Research Guides – Work with your librarian to create customized online research guides for your classes. Research guides can include links to library databases, websites, and other instructional materials, such as tutorials (ex. http://guides.library.uncc.edu/ltam3164). These guides can easily be embedded into Moodle using the above mentioned “Library Resources” block.
Library Instruction – Schedule a library instruction session to support your students as they prepare for research assignments. It is best to schedule these sessions for a time in the semester when students will have already chosen a topic and are ready to get started with their research. Library instruction can be offered in-class or online and can range from 15 minutes to an entire class period.