Services for Faculty
Course-integrated Library Instruction
There are several options for course-integrated library instruction: classroom instruction, embedded librarian assistance, and asynchronous library instruction modules. Library faculty will also create and manage research guides for courses or departments. Faculty are encouraged to utilize more than one option.
Librarians design instruction tailored to assignments and appropriate for the course level. Librarians will visit your class via Zoom or in-person. To set-up an instruction session, email the librarians at: Librarians@saintpaul.edu
Please note: We are unable to accommodate requests that are less than one week before the instruction date.
Asynchronous Library Instruction Modules
Asynchronous library instruction modules can be found in the Learning Object Repository (LOR) in D2L. The modules can be used to replace or supplement in-class library instruction. For module descriptions and additional information see the
Asynchronous Instruction Modules page.
If you would like a module designed for your course, please contact the librarians at:
Research guides are tailored to course assignments and course level. The guides can include open resources as well as library resources. See our list of
research guides for examples.
If you would like a research guide developed for your course, please contact the librarians at:
Recommend Library Materials
Faculty suggestions for the collection are greatly appreciated.
Email us your suggestions.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources are open access (free online) textbooks, videos, and other materials for classroom use. Many resources can be remixed and repurposed.
See our OER guide for more information.
Assigning Library Resources
Faculty are encouraged to assign readings and videos from library databases.
See our Selecting Texts guide for more information on finding, selecting, and correctly linking to resources.
Textbooks in Print
The Library does not order print textbooks. However, we can place textbooks on reserve. We also welcome suggestions for materials that can be accessed by multiple students simultaneously, such as eBooks or streaming videos.
Email us your suggestions.
Faculty may place their own books on reserve for students by bringing the item to the Service Desk. Reserve items are limited to two-hour check outs and do not leave the library.
Faculty may place items on reserve for the purposes of using them in class. This ensures that the item is available when needed.
Email library staff to request a hold. Please include the title and date that you would like it held.
Teaching and Learning Resources
The Library has resources for the professional development of faculty as educators. See our
Teaching and Learning Collection for featured books and other details.