Walker Library

Instructor Resources

Library Services for Distance Instructors

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  • Embedded Librarian -- Online instructors may choose to have a librarian "embedded" in their Desire2Learn courses to assist students with library and research-related questions. The Embedded Librarian page provides more information.
  • Library Instruction--
    • Searchpath - This interactive tutorial introduces students to information literacy concepts and library searching. Each of seven modules ends with a quiz. Contact Sharon Parente to obtain quizzes that can be administered within D2L.
    • Short video tutorials -- link to videos about searching for books, finding articles, and more.
    • Specialized Online Instruction: The DE librarian will collaborate with instructors to create customized information literacy units to replace on-campus library instruction sessions.
    • On-Site Instruction - A librarian can visit your off-campus location for a traditional information literacy instruction class.
  • Electronic Course Reserves -- Instructors may place items on electronic reserve to be accessed remotely by students. The Electronic Reserves page provides more information on policies and instructions regarding electronic reserves.
  • Curriculum Support -- The distance learning librarian will assist instructors in identification of relevant websites, articles, online books, and appropriate library databases for course research.
  • Linking to online articles in your D2L course -- to link to articles from databases, you need find its persistent URL and use the correct ezproxy prefix (https://ezproxy.mtsu.edu/login?url=). Contact the DE Librarian if you have any questions.

Contact Sharon Parente, Distance Learning Librarian, at (615) 898-2549 or by e-mail at Sharon.Parente@mtsu.edu if you would like assistance with any of the above services to support your online, off-campus, videoconferencing, correspondence, RODP, or telecourse.

Online Resources for Distance Educators

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