Event Title

Leveraging Library Resources in Course Design

Session Format

Poster

Conference Tracks

Library Instruction and Instruction Design; Outreach, Services, and Programs

Short Description

Leveraging library resources in curriculum design can be a powerful way to reduce costs to students. Licensing, linking and tracking those resources in the LMS and curriculum can be complex and pose unexpected challenges. Hear one librarian’s experience working with faculty and instructional designers to facilitate use of library resources in two course design models and how considerations for sourcing differed. Enjoy discussion of potential benefits and risks at your home institution, and leave with ideas for stakeholders to enlist and questions to ask on your campus.

Long Description

Responsible and sustainable use of library resources in courses is a great way to leverage library collections to better serve students and reduce costs. While possible at a wide range of institutions, this process includes a myriad of important considerations and may pose unexpected challenges.

For Librarians, deep linking to content in our databases is the status quo but instructional designers and faculty find it bizarre that each database requires different instructions to find a stable URL- and few databases even use the same terms for this essential feature. We will discuss how we have successfully and not-so-successfully communicated with course builders about these processes.

How well do you know your database contracts? The agreements that are sustainable for research, may or may not use access models that support use in the curriculum. Faculty and instructional designers may not realize that our agreements with vendors and the access models of our resources differ-but depending on course enrollment and our institution size, access models may prove to be real barriers to using some content in the LMS.

This poster will consider these important considerations for institutions of different sizes and using different curriculum design models and spark conversation around resource tracking and accessibility concerns.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the benefits and challenges to using library resources in curriculum design.

Comments

  • Tags

Collections, Scale, Resources, eBooks, video

  • Interaction Strategies

I will design a short poll to draw participants into conversation. "Do instructors or instructional designers at your institution use library resources in their courses?"

  • Intended Audience

Librarians who would like thoughtfully encourage wider use of research collections in curriculum design

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Leveraging Library Resources in Course Design

Leveraging library resources in curriculum design can be a powerful way to reduce costs to students. Licensing, linking and tracking those resources in the LMS and curriculum can be complex and pose unexpected challenges. Hear one librarian’s experience working with faculty and instructional designers to facilitate use of library resources in two course design models and how considerations for sourcing differed. Enjoy discussion of potential benefits and risks at your home institution, and leave with ideas for stakeholders to enlist and questions to ask on your campus.