How to Use this Guide in your Teaching:
Tour Option 1: Students can carry out a self-guided tour individually and show proof to their instructor when completed.
Tour Option 2: Instructors can download the Alkek Library tour script and outline and independently conduct their class tour. See Below. No more scheduling stress!
Tour Option 3: Request a tour with a library student employee by contacting Jason Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IT Assistance Center, ITAC, is your one-stop shop for technology needs and questions. Get help via chat or phone or visit ITAC's Help Desk on Alkek Library's first floor.
Librarians create customized course guides for your students that are tailored to your class. We also have course reserve services available.
Open Education prioritizes quality course practices and materials that center student success and bridge gaps in access, equity, and representation.
We offer various services and tools to support your instruction across disciplines and levels. We can help you in person or through our online content.
The First Year Research (FYR) Program is a hybrid information literacy instruction model. FYR replaces the traditional one-shot library instruction class most English 1320 instructors are familiar with. Instead of limiting faculty and students to in-person instruction on research fundamentals, FYR lets users access and apply research coaching on demand.
Part 1: Import the First Year Research Canvas Course (approximately 45 minutes to complete): Faculty, specifically English 1320 instructors, can incorporate an asynchronous Canvas course approximately 45 minutes in length. The course introduces writing, information literacy, and core research skills. Students receive a certificate of completion.
Part 2 (*compliments Part 1; optional): Spring 2023 WorkshopSchedule for First Year Research for First Year Writing: Instructors can opt to include Research Workshop participation. Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester, giving students access to research coaching when THEY need it. Students can drop in and work on their research with immediate access to a librarian.
Open educational resources (OERs) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets useful for teaching, learning, assessing, and research purposes.
At Texas State, courses that have Open Educational Resources will have one of the following attributes on the course listing in the schedule of classes:
*When planning your schedule, you can search by section attribute to find courses that meet these definitions in the Bobcat Scheduling & Registration application.