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.
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
- Remote student research assistance
- Locating digital content to replace your usual print materials
- 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!
Access Online Materials from UO Libraries
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
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services
ILL (interlibrary loan) materials are still being borrowed at this time and can be delivered the requesting faculty member's office or home address. Please note, however, that borrowing from other libraries is very limited and takes much longer than usual due to many university closures around the country and world. UO faculty can request to have available UO Libraries' material paged and sent to their office or home address to support their teaching during Spring term. If faculty need digital scans of UO's print materials, library staff will scan articles and book chapters upon request. Please see the Requesting material (Document Delivery) guide for more information. Refer to the Requesting UO Material page to take advantage of these services.
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 GTFs may submit requests to have resources scanned that are required for remote teaching and provide material to students via Canvas or some other means to support remote teaching. Please note, 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. Click here to learn more about the scanning print material for remote teaching service.
Specialty Library Consultations and Workshops
Data Services Consultations
Data Services offers remote consultations through Microsoft Teams and Zoom, scheduled via our department website, as well as via departmental email (DataServices@uoregon.edu). Beginning Week 1 of Spring term, Data Services will offer its usual drop-in hours in a virtual format.
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.
The library will deliver our usual full slate of workshops remotely. Zoom links will be included with all library workshop listings.
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: