The Health Sciences Library (HSL) provides instructional content to support classes in the various Colleges. Given restricted schedules, and difficulty incorporating face to face library instruction, we have made an effort to integrate resources and provide custom content in alternative formats, including Blackboard. Faculty and students alike responded very well to the Blackboard learning format. Feedback has indicated students liked being able to access the materials on their own schedule, at their own pace, and the ability to revisit the content any time.
Over the past few years, we’ve expanded our Blackboard presence into the entire College of Nursing, as well as classes in the College of Health Professions and College of Medicine. We would like to continue to expand our offering to faculty in all the colleges. Whether using the Blackboard platform or not, the Health Sciences Librarians can accommodate your needs through a variety of offerings including:
What’s included? Selected content generally covers database tutorials, citation tips, and searching strategies for relevant library resources based on instructor’s preferences and course assignments. The library staff develops custom Youtube tutorials , or handouts, as needed, and utilizes vendor-supplied tutorials when appropriate. Library staff are available to answer student questions via phone, email, or in person.
If you are interested in the HSL providing content for your course in the Spring of 2015, please respond by 11/7/14. Please include in your response a course syllabus, any assignments that may use library resources, and any desired topic coverage (ex. PubMed, Refworks, etc). We will then review responses, and identify prospective courses. You may be contacted by a Librarian in November to further elicit content needs. Instructors whose courses have been chosen will be notified by 12/5/14.
November 7, 2014 Interested faculty must email response if interested
November 2014 Library staff may contact you for further information
December 5, 2014 All faculty will be notified if their Blackboard course has been chosen
December 2014 Faculty will set up a meeting with Library Staff to identify course outline/content
December 2014 Library staff will develop and load Blackboard content
Course content will include a voluntary survey to obtain student feedback. Designated Library staff will need to be added to your course as Teaching Assistants in order to add content, and gain access to Assessment results.
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The Reference team is available to provide face to face instruction as a valuable supplement, or independent of HSL Blackboard content. Team members are also available to serve as a liaison to your department, if a liaison has not already been assigned. If interested please email email@example.com.
If you are interested in collaborating with the Library, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the title of your course.
Thank you for your interest!
Sample course content:
YouTube URL of Sample Custom Tutorial: http://youtu.be/6A0R7oYPnaI?list=UUbKH4YQN9YCZ9-tH-b5H6Zg
URL of Sample Subject guide: http://hsl.upstate.edu/PublicHealth