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Poinciana Campus Library Information: Faculty Support

General information about the Poinciana Campus Library

Library Instruction

Embedded Librarian Services

Faculty and librarians can collaborate to support students by embedding a librarian in their Canvas Course. Faculty can add the Librarian to the course using the Librarian role. The librarian's presence creates an opportunity for students to interact with them. Here are some ideas of how an embedded librarian can work in your course.

  • Faculty can create an “Ask a Librarian” discussion board to provide students with a forum for asking research and library-related questions.
  • The librarian can join you during targeted virtual office hours and answer research-related questions.
  • Students can contact the librarian directly through Canvas with their questions.

For more information and ideas on how you can utilize an Embedded Librarian in your course, please see the information provided by the librarians at Georgia Highlands College

Contact the librarian if you have any questions.

Research Guides & Interactive Tutorials

Research Guides, also known as LibGuides.

Course-specific research guides provide students with resources from a library instruction session that they can refer to afterward. The guides can also serve as a repository for concepts that cause students difficulty each semester.

Research guides are easily accessible via a URL, or they can be embedded into Canvas.  For instructions on embedding a research guide into your course, click on the following link.

Interactive Tutorials

The librarian creates interactive tutorials for students. These tutorials demonstrate the steps in the research process based on an assignment. The tutorials contain videos, short answer or multiple-choice questions, and other assessment options. Faculty can assign students the tutorial and request the results of the tutorial from the librarian.

Some examples of tutorials created are 

  • Career research for NSE
  • Finding an empirical article for Biology
  • Fake News for Sociology

OER Course Materials & Streaming Videos

The links below will provide information on enhancing your courses with OER and streaming videos.

For additional information on adding OER or streaming videos to your course, don't hesitate to contact the librarian

One-on-One Consultations

Faculty can schedule a time to meet with the librarian using this link. During this time, the librarian can do one-on-one consultations via Zoom, phone, or face-to-face. We can discuss the creation of practical research assignments, library instruction options, OER, etc.

Students who need additional one-on-one assistance can also schedule consultation time with me. Please pass this information and link along to your students. 

Poinciana Campus Librarian

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Karene Best
Poinciana Campus Library - Room 331B
The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.