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Quick Start Library Guide: For Faculty

Use this handy guide to learn about and gain access to all the library resources from home or on-the-go!

Who is my Librarian Liaison?

How to Embed a Librarian in Your Canvas Course

Contact your liaison librarian and discuss the scope of work.  You can invite the librarian in Canvas just like adding a TA or developer.  For example the librarian role cannot go to the grade book to make comments on assignments but can moderate a discussion board.

How to Add Library Content to Your Canvas Course

Faculty members can easily add library resources to Canvas courses. 

For more resources and help integrating library resources with Canvas, visit the Library Resources for Your Canvas Course LibGuide:

Library Videos & Tutorials

Searching for a video or tutorial that you can embed into your Canvas courses? Look no further - the library has a collection of helpful resources to guide your students to becoming research experts. 

A librarian can support you if you need a pre-recorded audio-visual presentation or tutorial.  For example, videos can be created using screencasting software or by recording a live Zoom session. Browse our current offerings in the Library Videos and Tutorials LibGuide.  Librarians have also developed tutorials using SoftChalk, iSpring, Camtasia and similar software in addition to Canvas.

Resources for English Courses

Interlibrary Loan/UBorrow

Interlibrary loan and requests from other state institutions are available through UBorrow in the library catalog.  If you have a request for an electronic resource, such as an online journal article held by another institution, contact your campus library to see if the materials are obtainable.

Research Workshops: Live & On Demand


Greetings Faculty,  

The Valencia College Libraries would like to suggest our Research Workshops self-enroll Canvas course as a resource to help students with their research assignments. 

Research Workshops offers both live Zoom sessions and self-paced modules. Each session and module focus on a different component of the research process and provides practical information and tips that students can incorporate into their papers or projects.   

Research Workshops works as a companion to research assignments. Faculty may assign students the entire course to complete or select specific modules or live sessions. Upon completion of a module or attendance at a live session, students will take an assessment to earn a badge. The badges are  stored within the course and can be used to verify that module or live session requirements have been met.       

Here’s how it works:    

  1. Instructors are encouraged to enroll before assigning the course to students. This will provide an opportunity to view the modules and live sessions to see which topics will help students the most with your assignment.   

  1. The self-enroll link is the same for both instructors and students.   

  1. Instructors share the Research Workshops self-enroll course link with students. You may also upload the Research Workshops assignment template to your course by clicking here.  

  1. Students enroll in the course and complete the assigned modules or attend a specific live session. They will earn the appropriate badges.   

  1. Students submit the badges as proof to their instructor that they have completed the assignment.   

A sample of our course offerings is below.    

  • APA Supertrack
  • Career Research
  • Getting Started with Research
  • How Librarians Can Help You
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Fact Checking
  • MLA Guide to Citing Sources
  • Plagiarism 101
  • Types of Sources
  • Intro to Chicago Style
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.