How can you inspire your students to get started on their own paths of inquiry and discovery? What sources, tools, and strategies can you provide to students as they learn to conduct research in the digital age? How can you get ideas for new ways to teach the research process? The UCLA Library provides a variety of services to assist you in helping students gain the research skills they need to succeed in the twenty-first century.
To request any of the following services or learn more, contact Teaching and Learning Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an online form. You will receive a response within twenty-four hours, excluding weekends.
Consultation on Course and Assignment Design
Librarians are available to consult with you on the selection of research materials for courses, development of research-related assignments, and the use of new digital technologies and tools in teaching.
Course Research Guides
Librarians can create online research guides for your courses. URLs for the guides can easily be embedded in syllabi and course websites.
Looking for opportunities to enhance your teaching? The Library offers workshops on instructional development for faculty, graduate students, librarians, and others in the university community. Topics include:
- What’s Your Teaching Philosophy? Developing a Reflective Statement on Teaching
- An Instructor’s Toolkit: Active Learning and Classroom Assessment Techniques
- Evidence of Learning and Teaching: What It Is and Where to Find It
Many libraries offer orientation tours of their buildings, collections, and services. To request a tour of a specific library, contact the appropriate librarian listed below.
Librarians with academic subject and information-access expertise are available to:
- work with faculty and TAs to enhance syllabi by creating or adapting assignments and exercises to build student research and information skills and support course goals and curricula
- develop course-specific information resources such as web pages
- offer individual and small-group consultations with faculty, TAs, RAs, and students
- review students’ research proposals and suggest research strategies and resources
- create and teach for-credit adjunct courses that develop students’ discovery, evaluation, and ethical use of infor mation
- discuss faculty research projects and new curricula
Shannon K. Supple