Faculty and librarians have many mutual goals, including:
Librarians are committed to their instruction responsibilities. We teach the ASU community how to access and use resources.
Link to Library Resources
Faculty members are encouraged to place links to library resources and relevant Course Guides on their handouts, course packets, and BlackBoard sites. These links can be to specific databases, or to individual articles, periodicals and e-books.
Recommend books (electronic and print) and other resources for purchase
Discuss with your librarian the availability of new resources in your subject area. Licensed resources and electronic research tools are available through your Course Guides. These resources are not those freely retrieved by searching the web. Students need to be able to differentiate between those retrieved through the Library's licensed resources and the open web. Faculty also have the ability to make recommendations for items by contacting their subject librarian.
Stay informed of new sources and changes to existing sources
The resources in your library's collection are continually evolving. Aspects that change most frequently are resource coverage, appearance, and methods of accessing information. Your librarian can guide you to the most current and relevant sources required for your course and inform you of any product updates and changes.
Discuss your course information literacy needs with your liaison librarian
Your librarian is available to review your assignments and other activities where a simple change could incorporate one or more of the Information Literacy Standards.
Create assignments which can be assessed for information literacy outcomes
Your assignments determine whether students will be motivated to explore the resources available through the library. Collaborate with your librarian on the design and aspects of some of these assignments.