Teaching Support

Teaching support in the Library

The Library provides services and resources to support teaching at UC, including:

  • teaching information and digital literacy skills to students
  • support in textbook selection and provision
  • high quality print and electronic collections.

Information and digital literacy

Subject librarians deliver course-specific training on:

  • finding and evaluating electronic and print information resources
  • the ethical management and use of information resources
  • discipline-specific use of citations and referencing.

Training can be offered within course lectures and tutorials or delivered using e-learning technology via LEARN.

Contact your subject librarian to discuss your requirements.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Open Educational Resources

See this subject guide. It is a curation of freely available resources for both teaching and learning around the kaupapa of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Links to rauemi in the guide include:

  • blogs
  • podcasts
  • short films
  • posters.

Textbook Selection and Provision

UC Library purchases copies of prescribed textbooks to provide equitable textbook access for students. Students increasingly expect e-textbooks, and in response the textbook publishing market is changing rapidly with complex licences. Make sure to choose a textbook that will be accessible for your students.

What are your e-textbook options?

This textbook graphic outlines the main licence options for e-textbooks.

Finding open e-textbooks for your course

Selecting an open educational resource (OER) textbook for your course ensures all students are able to access the textbook. There are many repositories online for finding OERs – we have curated a sample of useful repositories for each college, showcasing several textbooks as examples of open textbooks. Please contact your subject librarian if you would like support in sourcing open textbooks.

E-textbook provision at UC

If you have not been able to source an open e-textbook for your course, make sure to review the guidelines for UC Library’s provision of equitable textbook access and talk to your subject librarian before selecting an alternative.

High demand collections for print textbooks

UC Library places print textbooks in high demand collections, with shorter loan periods, to ensure equitable access to textbooks at peak times. You can request titles go into high demand collections via the high demand request form (staff login required).

Print and Electronic Collections

UC Library provides high quality print and electronic collections of books, articles and reports to support teaching.

Providing readings via LEARN

Book chapters and articles can be linked from LEARN courses in accordance with copyright law. Information about how to create stable links (staff login required) is available. For help with integrating library resources into LEARN, contact your subject librarian.

Keeping up to date

Keep up to date with publications in your discipline via the subject-specific subject guide maintained by your subject librarian and by checking out the new titles list. If you have titles to recommend for our collections, contact your subject librarian.