Working with teaching staff

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Many people think of the library as a service unit providing books and other resources for staff and students. A few recognise the complimentary value librarians provide as a learning unit. We are your key contact for improving digital skills and knowledge, developing reading lists, working through copyright enquiries, and assisting with research problems.

We create learning experiences and custom tutorials throughout the year, teaching into all four faculties. Below we outline some of the many ways librarians work with academics to create exceptional learning experiences for students.

Course or unit mapping of digital literacy

Are you interested in weaving digital literacy development into your curricula? Librarians will work with you to identify opportunities to support your students in this graduate learning outcome.

Integrating digital literacy aspects into your coursework helps students develop the skills they need to:

  • study and research
  • complete assessments
  • use technology creatively and critically
  • perform in the workplace.

Creating modules, videos, and other digital learning resources

We design and develop interactive learning resources, including:

  • digital literacy materials
  • CloudDeakin learning experiences
  • H5P activities
  • instructional videos
  • guides focused on discipline-specific resources
  • guides to build study and research skills.

We can work with you to design tailored resources like these to support your cohort's needs.

Copyright advice

Need advice about making copyright work for you in preparing your teaching materials? Whether you want to create your own content or use the work of others, explore these resources provided by our expert Copyright Team.

We can also support your students in understanding how copyright impacts them now and in the future workforce. There are copyright modules for students, or tailored teaching sessions available to you.

Classes, presentations and seminars

We offer tailored teaching sessions to match your students’ learning and research needs. These can be created for students in all stages of their academic journey.

Examples include:

  • a seminar for new students on how to find information and resources for their assessments
  • a session linked to a specific assessment that develops core research skills, such as searching databases or finding relevant websites
  • teaching experiences based on identifying misinformation and fake news or evaluating study designs
  • a workshop about digital identity and digital collaboration to guide students before they move into the workforce
  • general or tailored orientation sessions for new students.

Librarian in Residence

The Librarian in Residence program means librarians come to you. Librarians regularly visit faculty, digitally or physically, to:

  • provide timely library information relating to your discipline
  • offer one-on-one or group consultations
  • discuss questions about your current work
  • troubleshoot access and other matters
  • inform and promote new resources
  • personalise the library service for faculty needs.

Discussion thread for your unit site

Are you inundated with student enquiries that a librarian can help you with? Let us create an ‘Ask your Librarian’ discussion thread that can be included in your CloudDeakin unit site. This provides your students access to their Librarian for support with researching, digital literacy skills, assessments and accessing resources.

Reading lists

The library provides these resources for academic staff to help with developing reading lists:

Your librarian can also help you explore alternatives like open education resources. See the Choosing resources webpage for more ideas.

Research problems solved

Our Research Librarians provide training for HDR students in areas of:

  • Advanced literature searching and using citation databases
  • Bibliographic management tools such as EndNote and
  • NVivo software as a tool for literature review.

Advice and consultations are also available on topics such as research data management, evaluating publishing opportunities, managing author profiles, and research metrics.

Applying for promotion, research funding, or an award? We can provide a publication metrics or benchmarking report to assist you with evidencing your research impact.

Explore the Research webpage or contact your librarian for additional information on services and support available to you and your HDR students.

Further support

Speak to your Librarian about teaching and learning services we can provide for you and your students.