Teaching Support Request

Are you a UCSC faculty or graduate student interested in library services and collections to support your course and your program learning objectives?

The Library Offers a variety of services and expertise from librarians, archivists and digital scholarship specialists, who are available to consult with you to enhance your research assignments and pedagogical methods. Or, see our online tools that are ready to use without consulting us.

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Librarians in this team provide consultations to determine how best to support your course. We support faculty with teaching by providing resources that guide students in learning to use the library's databases and electronic resources. We may also support students with organizing their sources and evaluating and citing them. Examples of support include:

  • Library-Course specific Guides
  • Online Tutorials for specific databases and more
  • When appropriate, in-person session

Special Collections and Archives offers subject-specific instruction sessions that introduce students to primary source materials as well as rare books, fine press and artists' books. These sessions are geared toward exposing students to unique and rare materials in Special Collections that relate to your course. We are happy to meet with you to discuss how you and your students can make optimal use of these materials within the context of your course.

The new Digital Scholarship Commons offers support to all Faculty and Instructors interested in experimenting with digital assignments or research methods. We offer guidance to find new tools and help pair your pedagogical goals with the right online or digital platform.

The Undergraduate Experience Team supports the development of Information Literacy skills for lower-division students. We are available to consult with faculty to develop effective research assignments, and to create course-specific library resource guides. The Undergraduate Experience Team does not offer library instruction sessions.

Digital Initiatives offers support to faculty and instructors interested in digitizing materials and/or preserving those digital materials and research data.  We provide assistance creating data management plans for grant proposals using the DMPTool and help researchers share and publish their data.  We are happy to meet for individual consultations or provide workshops to your class or lab.

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