Using the Library in Online Learning

As an online instructor, you can bring the library to your students by embedding our online resources and services into your courses.

Library Instruction in Canvas

Embedded Library Instruction

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Our embedded librarian program provides a flexible alternative to traditional classroom instruction. Rather than spending one full class session working with your students, a librarian who embeds in your course will work with you to find ways of integrating smaller-scale library and information literacy instruction at multiple points in your course. 

Embedded librarianship works especially well with online and hybrid courses. Below are some examples of ways we've embedded into online courses: 

  • Creating and grading assignments related to library research.
  • Developing video tutorials on specific research skills.
  • Providing one-on-one research consultations via online chat.
  • Monitoring discussion forums for questions about research projects.


Request an Embedded Librarian

Each academic department at North Park has a designated liaison librarian. Visit our website to find out who your library liaison is and contact him or her directly if you'd like an embedded librarian for your course.