Library Services for Remote Teaching
The University of Oregon Libraries is committed to helping faculty who are teaching remote classes as part of the larger university academic continuity planning. We are here to support student success by connecting faculty to expert library staff, digital content, and course development resources. If you are a student, please see our Library Services for Remote Learning page for information on how the library can support you while you learn remotely.
Our librarians and staff are here to help you figure out a plan to connect your students to the digital tools and resources they need to be successful during your remote class. For assistance with any of the topics below or any others, find your Subject Librarian and contact them through email or Microsoft Teams.
Your Subject Librarian can help you with:
- Rush eBook purchases for remote teaching
- Canvas instruction on library research skills
- Locating digital content to replace your usual print materials
- Remote student research assistance
- Developing online-friendly research assignments
- Creating course-specific Library Research Guides and integrating them in Canvas
- Working through an emergency fair use determination for copyrighted materials
- And more!
Note: Beginning in Spring term, you can also add your Librarian to Canvas using the new Librarian role!
Access Online Materials
UO Libraries already provides access to millions of high-quality digital materials that you can use in your teaching, and we can connect you with open access and openly licensed materials, too. If you are looking for online materials to replace your print materials, take a look at the following guides and repositories to get started.
Note: If you are off campus and need to access restricted library databases and resources, we recommend you follow the instructions for off-campus access to electronic resources.
- eBooks (limit material type to eBook)
- Online Journals
- Open Educational Resources
- Streaming Video Databases
- Digital Collections
- Trial Databases and eBooks that publishers have made temporarily available due to COVID-19
Access Physical Collections
UO faculty can request to have available material from the Libraries' physical collections paged and sent to their home address or preferred pickup location to support remote teaching during Spring term. Refer to the Requesting UO Material and Pickup and Delivery Options pages to learn more about this service.
ILL (interlibrary loan) materials are still being borrowed at this time. Please note, however, that borrowing from other libraries is very limited and takes much longer than usual due to many library closures around the country and world. The Summit program is currently suspended.
Digitization in lieu of Course Reserves
Because UO Libraries is temporarily closed, we are unable to provide access to a traditional print/media Course Reserves collection. In lieu of this service, faculty and graduate educators may submit requests to scan materials to support remote teaching. Please note that we are only able to digitize print material (UO and instructor-owned) at this time. UO Libraries and campus are investigating solutions for digitizing media that is required for remote teaching and cannot be acquired any other way. Visit our Scans for Remote Teaching page to learn more.
Specialty Library Consultations and Workshops
Data Services Consultations
Data Services offers remote consultations scheduled via our department website or departmental email (DataServices@uoregon.edu). Click here for instructions on accessing our virtual drop-in help desk, which is available from 11-4, Monday through Friday during the Spring term.
Digital Scholarship Services Consultations
Digital Scholarship Services will continue to offer faculty consultations through the departmental and staff email and form request. See the DREAM Lab blog for updates on availability and resources of the DREAM Lab space.
Special Collections & University Archives Consultations
The library will deliver our usual full slate of workshops remotely. Explore our library workshop listings here.
University Teaching Resources
Partner sites from across the University have information to help you teach your class remotely. Learn about how to use Canvas, Panopto, Teams, and other tools, and take a look at recommended strategies for teaching remotely: