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 University of Chicago Library is providing our instruction remotely to support hybrid learning. While we understand the value of in-person visits to our campus libraries, social distancing restrictions limit our ability to welcome classes into the Library. Online instruction also provides equitable support for UChicago students learning remotely around the globe.

Webinars on Teaching and Learning Services

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.

Video Tutorials
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.

Workshops and Webinars
Attend one of the Library’s workshops and webinars 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.