Graduate Student's Guide to Libraries: Instructional Services for TAs

This guide outlines services and resources for graduate students in all disciplines

Library Instruction

The libraries welcome the opportunity to partner with faculty, instructors and teaching assistants to foster and develop the research and information literacy skills of our students. Please contact the libraries' liaison for your subject area to discuss the information needs of your students. Instructional services include:

  • In-class sessions: Single or multiple class sessions may be integrated into a course to present general concepts and strategies or focus on resources in a specific subject area. You may request a library instruction session for your class using the link below. Library computer labs are also available for reservation.
  • Assignments: Librarians can assist in developing effective library-related assignments that take full advantage of information resources.
  • Curriculum review: Librarians can advise on the effective integration of information literacy concepts into curricular planning.
  • Online instruction: Librarians can help add relevant links to information services and resources into online courses, as well as create Web-based tutorials and other online learning objects that will enhance the learning experience.
  • Consultant Librarian: Based on availability and your interest, a librarian can be assigned the Librarian role in D2L. The librarian can field questions about research, library usage and help students identify resources and develop search strategies for their research.

More information and request forms:

Class Reserves

Class Reserves functions as an extension of your classroom. Copies of assigned readings, supplemental readings, previous tests and other materials can be made available for short term loan (print copies) or they can be scanned and made available as PDFs online.

Ares is the system used to provide electronic class reserve materials for Raynor Memorial Libraries. Enter your Marqnet login to access Ares at the Class Reserves home page (link below). Note Ares works best using Internet Explorer.

The Marquette University Libraries adhere to U. S. copyright laws. Read more about considerations when placing materials on electronic reserve and view the "Electronic Reserve Copyright Best Practices" at the Class Reserves for Faculty and TAs link below

The Class Reserves Desk is located on the lower level of Raynor Library or call 288-7253.

Learning Objects

Learning objects are digital materials with defined instructional value that can be used in a variety of ways to improve teaching and learning; they are are easily integrated into D2L course sites.

Our research guide below lists the learning objects that Marquette librarians have created in collaboration with various faculty.

Durable Article Links for D2L

URLs for online articles may vary from one search session to another, so it is necessary to create a permanent (durable or stable) link for an article prior to adding it to D2L, wikis, and other such listings. The Libraries have created a guide with instructions for commonly used databases and e-journal collections, including how to make them accessible off campus via the proxy server. See the Research Guide:

Digital Scholarship Lab

Raynor Memorial Libraries support students in their digital media production by providing equipment, workspace, and assistance. The Digital Scholarship Lab, located on the first floor of Raynor Library, offers both Mac and PC workstations with an array of software applications. Equipment available to students for checkout: iPads, video cameras, microphones, audio recorders, digital camera, and laptops. More information:.

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