Teaching & Learning

Library staff can provide customized instruction services to meet the learning goals of your research assignments and courses. These services connect students to the most appropriate research materials and promote the development of valuable research skills.

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Learning remotely.

The Library is currently providing our instruction remotely to support online learning. We understand the value of in-person visits to our campus libraries, but social distancing restrictions may limit our ability to welcome some classes to the Library during Autumn Quarter. Please complete the following form to contact the Library for more information.

Teaching and Learning Services

Course Reserves
Instructors can request that high-demand resources assigned for a specific course (articles, book chapters, films, etc.) be placed on e-reserve via Canvas. Learn how to set up Library course reserves.

Instruction for Courses
University of Chicago librarians can provide customized research instruction programs for your course, highlighting relevant library resources. Programs can be offered live via Zoom, recorded for asynchronous learning, or offered in a “flipped classroom” model for in-class activities. The Special Collections Research Center also provides online instruction for courses.

The Library in Canvas
The Library offers several services to support online learning in Canvas. The Library has created an orientation course that students can take individually or faculty can embed into their Canvas course. Library research guides, which provide links to important research tools and collections, can also be added into the menu of any Canvas course.

Webinars and Web Tutorials

Webinars on Remote Teaching and Learning Services
The Library’s YouTube channel has a collection of point-of-need web tutorials to help our users develop research skills and learn to use Library services. The CCRF Resource Library includes webinars developed by the College and the Library to students build research skills such as identifying and locating scholarly sources, developing a literature review, and writing a persuasive research proposal.

Attend one of the Library’s workshops to improve your use of the Library. The Library holds programs on digital scholarship, citation tools, GIS, data sources, and more.

Appointments with a Librarians
Meet with one of our library experts about a research assignment or project.