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Library Resources & Services for Online Classes: Instructional Support for Faculty

Instructional Support from Librarians

In addition to the services we offer to students, instruction librarians can also offer assistance to faculty teaching online courses. Subject specific librarians are paired up with online course instructors for all classes taught in the summer. These are a few of the services the librarians can provide:

  • Librarian develops specialized library guides for assignments
  • Assistance finding online resources students can access as an alternative to IDS (Gutenberg,Hathi Trust, GoogleBooks, etc.)
  • Assistance with developing assignments
  • Links in myCourses to library resources
  • Communicate Tab in myCourses--links to this Guide, or IM a Librarian (chat) and Ask a Librarian (email)
  • Resources for teaching with technology from the I-Team (SUNY Geneseo Instructional Design Team)
  • Assistance with using/integrating Collaborative Technologies (see a list of more collaborative technologies at
  •  Librarian presence in the course discussions (all or preselected discussions)
  • External review of your myCourses class pages
  • Librarian develops specialized wikis or Google Docs for assignments 
    (instructions for Using Google Apps for Geneseo can be found on the Geneseo Wiki at



Research Help

Librarian Liaisons to Online Courses