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Fall 2020 Instruction Support and Class Sessions

Due to COVID-19 and its impact on delivery of course instruction for fall and our concern for everyone’s safety, the Libraries plan to offer only online library instructional services for fall semester 2020. Our plan supports the principles of universal design and equity of access for all students, regardless of their learning environment.

You can arrange for a Special Collections instruction session or support using this form. Special Collections librarians offer a wide range of instruction services and modules, ranging from general introductions to primary source research and our collections to specialized sessions focusing on specific materials, periods, and topics. We partner with instructors to select materials for class sessions, develop learning objectives, and create assignments to encourage student engagement.

We are providing the following services for fall instruction sessions and support, and look forward to working with you. Our offerings include

  • Limited digitization of key library materials related to the class’s subject area and/or learning objectives
  • Special Collections research guides
  • Access to Special Collections learning modules, such as “Decoding an Early Modern Title Page” and “Understanding Little Magazines.” For more information about available modules, visit our growing list.
  • Adaptation of existing Special Collections activities and assignments or creation of new ones for virtual instruction
  • Synchronous or asynchronous video interactions with library materials

Additionally, Special Collections librarians will be available for virtual reference consultations and/or online office hours. For more information about our collections, please visit our website.

Please use this form to contact Special Collections librarians about our instruction sessions and services during fall semester 2020.