Library instruction sessions are provided for faculty and classes as requested. The librarians at Shake Library will work with you to determine the unique needs of your class and tailor instruction to meet those needs. To schedule, please click the link below to fill out the Library Instruction Request Form. Have questions? Contact the liaison librarian for your college directly. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance to allow time for librarian preparation. Please Note: There are no classrooms in the Library available for scheduling.
Topics in which librarians can provide instruction include, but are not limited to:
Basic Library Skills
Print and Electronic Resources
Evaluating Information (Information Literacy)
To request Library Instruction, please click the link below and fill out the form.
The Librarians of Shake Library have put together general subject guides to assist with class research. To view these guides, check out our Subject Guides & Research Help page.
To request a guide or library assignment on a specific subject, please contact the liaison librarian for your college directly.
To help you introduce your students to effective research practices, the Librarians have put together two packets of worksheets which cover library resources and information literacy.
To download click here:
We have also created online versions of the Library Resources Packet and Information Literacy Packet. These online versions are great alternatives to introduce your students to Shake Library's online resources and how to evaluate resources. You can share it on Blackboard by simply posting the link. We'll even grade it for you and send you the results!
NEW! Library Research Tutorial: Our new Library Research Tutorial walks students through the research process with six modules designed to develop information-seeking and evaluation skills. The tutorial is created in such a way where you may assign the modules separately. The entire tutorial takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
Looking for ways to add Library resources to your Blackboard courses? Check out our guides below to learn how to link eBooks and articles from our databases to your Blackboard courses. For assistance with Blackboard, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 812-888-5611 or 812-888-5750.
Films on Demand (provided by MATC Libraries)
Gale (provided by MATC Libraries)
Nexis Uni (provided by MATC Libraries)
ProQuest (provided by MATC Libraries)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are digital textbooks, activities, videos, and other classroom tools that are freely available to other educators to use and/or edit in their own classroom. Using these tools helps to reduce the burden placed on students when purchasing the required materials for their classes. Here are a few resources to get you started:
BC Campus OpenEd: BC Campus OpenEd is a collection of openly licensed textbooks and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or print on demand books available at cost. These textbooks are aligned with the top 40 highest-enrolled subject areas in the province as well as textbooks targeting trades and skills training.
OER Commons: OER Commons is a hub that allows professors to use and create educational resources, such as textbooks, videos, lesson plans, and activities to use in the classroom, free of charge.
Open Textbook Library: Created by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network, all textbooks in the Open Textbook Library are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. They have also been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. This library currently includes 714 textbooks, with more being added all the time.
OpenStax: OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University. They publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.
Open SUNY Textbooks: Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. They publish high-quality, cost-effective course resources with faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.
To view your list of reserve items, use OneVU -> Course Reserves (link is located in the top right corner of the search screen). Search by Course Name, Department, Instructor, or Start Date. Click the "All" status button to see all Course Reserves.
To place a resource on reserve, please use the course reserve form located below and follow the instructions to ensure that staff can retrieve and process items in a timely manner.
"Can I show Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc videos in my classroom?" -- Check out this article from Manchester University for information about showing videos from personal streaming services.