Teaching support available at Cline Library
Faculty can work with a librarian at Cline Library for any research or instruction needs:
- library instruction
- assignment design
- support for online instruction
- online research guides
- research consultations
Bring an information expert into your undergraduate or graduate class to effectively teach your students how to find, critically evaluate, and use information. Request a library instruction session by contacting your subject librarian or filling out the request library instruction form.
Instruction can come in many forms, including:
- learning exercises that will enable students to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- demonstrations or hands-on instruction of research tools, such as Quick Search, general databases, and subject databases.
- introductions to research tools in all disciplines and formats.
- online research guides or tutorials specific to your classes or programs.
- research consultations for individuals or groups.
Work with your subject librarian to develop learning activities and course materials to support your teaching and promote student learning. We can work with you to:
- think through the skills students to need to accomplish the assignment.
- verify if resources needed to complete the assignment are available through the library.
- develop learning exercises for your class that strengthen the skills of your students.
For more information, see our guide for Creating Effective Assignments.
Support for online instruction
As NAU has increased its online course offerings, librarians have also increased their support for the development of research skills, critical thinking, and student learning in the online environment.
See the variety of ways Cline Library can support your online class.
Online research guides
Online guides support students in discovering discipline-related resources as well as learning research skills and concepts. Request customized course guides or subject guides to help your students with your class.
Encourage students who encounter difficult research problems to meet with their subject librarian for guidance.