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Educational Innovation

The Libraries are developing services and resources to support the campus Educational Innovation (EI) efforts. This is a rapidly evolving issue that requires continual assessment of both opportunities and challenges. The Libraries are highly engaged in exploring the best ways to support and contribute to this campus priority.

EI Course Planning Services


Librarians provide consultations to help you think about assignments and activities that engage your students in research and develop their information literacy skills. These activities are fundamental to education at a research institution, and there are a variety of creative strategies to support and engage students in all levels and disciplines.

Contact Sheila Stoeckel, Director, Teaching & Learning Programs.

Course Content Support

Access to and use of licensed library resources and copyrighted materials is different within the Educational Innovation environment, and the Library will work with you to answer your questions and find solutions. The Libraries have deep experience in issues related to course-related access to copyrighted material online, electronic books and textbooks, and options for the use of Open Educational Resources.

Contact Carrie Nelson, Instructional Content Librarian.

Supporting Students in your EI Course

Research Assistance

Librarians provide point-of-need research assistance via chat, phone, and email. We also provide in-depth research assistance by appointment.

Contact Steve Frye, Assistant Director/Head of Public Services, College Library.

Instructional Services

Librarians offer instruction customized to the learning goals and requirements of your research assignments. Instructional services can include direct or online instruction to develop your students’ skills in areas such as locating discipline specific research, evaluating information for quality, and proper attribution.

Contact Sheila Stoeckel, Director, Teaching & Learning Programs.

For more information about the Libraries and Educational Innovation, contact the Library EI point person, Sheila Stoeckel.