The UCC Library is OPERATING virtually and closed to in-person services until further notice. Please see below for details.
Library Building and Computer Labs
- The library building is currently closed to in-person services. The computer lab, print collection, and reserve textbooks (except ECE textbooks) are not available for checkout. Our library staff and the services below will be available online.
- Students who need access to a computer or the internet for the purposes of enrolling or online course participation are encouraged to visit the Open Computer Labs located in Wayne Crooch Hall (WCH) Rooms 11 and 17.
- Due dates for our print collection will be extended until we reopen.
Online Library Resources
- The library’s digital collection is available for students. This includes our collection of academic ebooks, academic articles, news, magazines, encyclopedias, and streaming video on the Library website.
Reserve Textbooks/Collection Development
- Please use this form to communicate with us about your reserve textbook and collection development needs: Faculty Request Form for Textbooks/Library Collection
- Since we aren’t able to circulate our print collection (with the exception of term check-outs for the grant-funded ECE textbooks), we are working to find digital alternatives to support your classes. We would like to know as quickly as possible what your student needs are for reserve textbooks and also what your needs for our regular collection are. If you’re not sure exactly what you need, please still complete the form since we can follow-up with you. There is also an area for requesting collection for subject areas or research guides to be created with links to web resources on a subject.
- In regard to reserve textbooks, we have created the attached UCC Library Course Reserves Policy. It’s on our website under Policies: Course Reserves Policy.
- Please reach out to us if you are interested in seeing what open educational resources (OER) are available for your classes since these textbook options are always freely accessible for your students.
iPads and Graphing Calculators for Students
- The library has a limited number of older iPads available for checkout for the entire term. The devices, which require wireless access, can be used on campus with the wireless guest access.
- The library also has graphing calculators for check-out for the entire term.
- Complete the Library Check-Out Request Form: Ipads, Calculators, ECE Textbooks - Spring 2020 to schedule your pick-up.
Early Childhood Education Term Reserves
- ECE term reserves will be available for check-out. Complete the Library Check-Out Request Form: Ipads, Calculators, ECE Textbooks - Spring 2020 to schedule your pick-up.
Open Educational Resources
- As your students may be experiencing greater financial stress than usual if they’re unable to work due to the coronavirus, you might want to consider investing your time in trying resources and tools that will continue to be free to you and your students after the crisis is over. Contact the library to get started or see our OER guide.
Copyright, Fair Use, and the Teach Act
- Unsure whether and how you can share a resource or video via Canvas with your students? Contact the library with questions or see our Copyright guide.
- Interlibrary loan will continue to be available for online resources, but not for print resources.
- We will be available to help students 1-1 with research for their assignments via email, phone, and Zoom. See our Ask-a-Librarian page for these contact options.
Ask-a-Librarian Forums in Your Canvas Courses
- We can add an Ask-a-Librarian discussion forum in your Canvas course. When students post to these, I can respond ASAP.
Library Research Tutorial
- You can add this link to your Canvas course so that students can refer to it when they have questions about research, finding, choosing, and using sources, and citations. http://guides.ucclibrary.com/research
- Since having credible information about COVID-19 in order to inform our daily decisions is so important on a global level right now, here is a guide to credible sources for COVID-19.
Information Literacy Instruction
Zoom and Customized Canvas Modules/Activities
- For those of you who have assignments that require research, the purpose of information literacy instruction is to help your students learn how to find, select, incorporate, and cite sources from either the library or the Web for your assignments.
- Below is what I've been suggesting, but I am open to new ideas and am willing to do whatever works best for your class.
- Please get in touch with me if you are intersted.
Zoom + Assignments in Canvas
- First, we would want to talk so that I understand what students would need for your assignments and what you would like them to get out of the information literacy instruction. Then I’ll design the lecture and assignments to match
- We would do any combination of the Zoom sessions, quizzes, discussions, and assignments below. E.g., We could do all of them, just a Zoom session, only a discussion forum, or a Zoom session and one of the assignment options.
- I’ll schedule a live session and post the invitation in your course. During the live session, students will be able to attend if they would like to. The benefit is that they get to ask questions if they want. The live session is recorded.
- As soon as its ready, I’ll post the recording of the live session in your course so that students who weren’t able to attend the live session can watch it later.
Assignments in Canvas
- There are three types of assignments which have different purposes. You could choose to have all or none of these options.
- I only think it’s worth providing these options if you are able to assign points (usually participation points or extra credit) to these assignments – otherwise, no one will do them, so it’s not worth the time to create them.
- The purpose is basic comprehension of what they just learned. These might be based upon the Zoom lecture or upon an existing short tutorial video. These are multiple choice and true/false. I try to make these extremely easy since the purpose is simply comprehension. These are graded automatically by Canvas.
- The purpose of these is usually for them to be able try out what they have learned and discuss how it went with other students and myself. The instructor is also welcome to join in, but it’s not necessary.
- Usually, the instructions ask them to try something out that they just learned and report back on what they did and how it went for them or what tips they have for other people. They need to make their initial post by a certain date and then respond to two classmates by a later date.
- These can be great because then I can respond to individual students and make suggestions.
- The instructor would need to do the grading (you could make it simple: full points for participation).
- I would only suggest these if:
- A.) You want to do the grading and give feedback to the students yourself.
- B.) You enable me as a teacher in the course so that I can see their submissions and give them feedback on them via the Comments in SpeedGrader. You would still want to assign the grades (you could make it simple: full points for participation).
- If one of those options sounds good, then the purpose of these is for students to put into practice what they just learned.
- These assignments usually asks them to go do what they just learned and submit it via Canvas. For example, it might ask them to find an website related to their research topic, discuss why they think it’s a credible source, summarize what they learned from it, provide an in-text citation, and provide a bibliographic citation.
- They need to submit it by a certain date.
- I can give them feedback via them comments in SpeedGrader.
- The instructor would need to grade it (you could make it simple: full points for participation).
- I would only suggest these if:
Library Research Tutorial Canvas Module
- You can embed the Library Research Tutorial Canvas Module into your Canvas course. Here are instructions.