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Support for teaching

Personalised support

Personalised support

Liaison Librarians are subject-specialist librarians with extensive knowledge of a range of resources in your discipline area. We offer a broad range of services to support your teaching and research.

You can make an appointment for a one-to-one session or take advantage of our Librarian-in-Residence program. Once a week a Liaison Librarian is located in the Faculties and several research centres to support your teaching and research needs.

Unit support

Your Liaison Librarian can:

  • Advise you of services and resources relevant to your discipline
  • Discuss the Library's digital literacy framework and allied resources
  • Work with you to develop a unit program that evidences digital literacy as a learning outcome

Support material in CloudDeakin

Your Liaison Librarian can show you how to:

  • Create reading lists
  • Link to Library subscribed databases, e-books and resources
  • Embed video and images
  • Embed our digital literacy tutorials and videos
  • Create links to e-readings

They can also provide:

  • Tailored library support resources for assignments and digital literacy skills
  • Training in the use of library databases and EndNote
  • Online library support on CloudDeakin via discussion boards e.g. "Ask your Librarian"
  • Support via our online Library Resource Guides tailored for each discipline area

Support in classes (Cloud and Campus)

The Library can support you and your students through:

  • Seminars or workshops on digital literacy tailored to assessment tasks
  • Reference management workshops e.g. EndNote software

Other support

The Library can also support you in ways, including:

  • Demonstrating how to set up alerts to latest research in your subject from key databases and e-journal collections
  • Identifying high impact journals in your research area
  • Providing one-to-one or group training on databases, particularly those relevant to your discipline
  • Providing advice on showcasing your research output through the University research repository, Deakin Research Online
  • Reviewing and recommending publications to update reading lists
  • Putting you in touch with processes for obtaining documents not held by the Library, using the BONUS+ and Interlibrary Loan borrowing schemes.

To arrange a personal consultation or find out more about the Librarian-in-Residence program, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Reading lists

Reading lists

So your students have sufficient access to their prescribed and recommended readings, send details to:

Prescribed and recommended books

Your reading list books are ordered according to the Reading List Ordering Guideline (PDF, 70 KB). It considers:

  • the number of enrolments at each campus where the unit is taught
  • whether the title is a prescribed or recommended book
  • the number of titles on the reading list
  • whether the title is available as an e-book, in line with Deakin's e-preferred policy.

Reading lists (Talis)

Reading lists (Talis) is a new reading list management tool that allows you to:

  • easily create and modify readings, plus create bookmarks and check editions
  • customise the order of your lists and add notes for students
  • track statistics and see what your students are reading
  • integrate your lists in CloudDeakin and Library Search.

Support is available for creating reading lists. See your Liaison Librarian for one-on-one help.

Finding reading lists and unit materials

Enter your unit code into:

Digitisation of print materials

If an item is not available electronically, it will need to be digitised and stored in the Learning Repository to ensure copyright compliance. 

Please send your digitisation requests to or contribute them yourself to the Learning Repository.

Reserves and short term loans

Reserves and short term loans

Items that are on prescribed or recommended reading lists may be deemed high use and consequently assigned shorter loan periods.

Loan options:

  • Reserve - 2 hour loan
  • Short Term Loan -1 day loan or 7 day loan.

Email your Liaison Librarian with a list of books, DVDs etc and provide the following details:

  • Type of loan
  • Unit code/s
  • Trimester and year
  • Prescribed or recommended
  • Course co-ordinator.

Personal copies

  • You may supply a personal copy of a book if the library has no holdings of it
  • We will order the item for the library collection and return your copy once our copy is received
  • Please ensure you identify your personal copy.

How do I see what I have on Reserve?

  • Enter your name into the Search box on the Library homepage
  • Select 'I'm an MIBT student, community, alumni or other member' and click 'Search'
  • From the 'Refine by' menu on the left hand side of the screen, locate the 'Reserve by Lecturer' option and select your name.

For assistance with managing materials associated with your unit, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Suggest a purchase

Suggest a purchase

We like to work with academics, researchers and other staff and students to develop a current and relevant collection to support University teaching, learning and research.

We accept recommendations for books, DVDs, journals and electronic products such as databases or other online resources.

To recommend an item for purchase please contact your Liaison Librarian or send the request to (for books or DVDs) or (for journals or online resources) or use the online forms linked below.

Please note that the Library has an e-preferred policy for books and journals. More information on collection development and the Library's e-preferred policy can be found in the Library's Collection Guidelines.

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