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Library Resources

Librarians are available to provide online instructional support, in synchronous and asynchronous formats. To request online instruction from a librarian, please complete the Library Instruction Request Form a minimum of two weeks before your desired date of integration. A librarian will promptly contact you to review what can be made available to your class. 

Online Instructional Offerings

  • Synchronous Zoom presentations
  • Recorded lectures using GauchoCast
  • Monitored discussion forums in GauchoSpace
  • Research guides for your course
  • Online office hours 
  • Information literacy activities and resources

Existing Instructional Resources from UCSB Library



  • * Library Course Reserves – Faculty can upload their own electronic materials to the Library’s Course Reserves system or request that the Library scan and upload materials from our collections. When available, the Library will purchase multi-user ebooks to put on Reserves. Submit Course Reserves requests here. For help, email cres@library.ucsb.edu.


  • Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities – Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact can be saved, shared, and downloaded. You can build and save your own collection of keywords and artifacts for ease of access. You may also download assignments and readings for immediate use. Almost every pedagogical artifact has a Creative Commons license and is meant to be downloaded, revised, and shared. In order to find the things you’re really interested in immediately, you can use the tags and search bar. For instance, if you’re interested in collaboration, other than reading the keyword entry, Collaboration, use the tag to find other pedagogical artifacts on collaboration (196!). If a colleague is just starting out in terms of converting courses to online, check out the tag “getting started” for low barrier to entry artifacts.
  • New York Times Curated Curricular Instructional Resource website. The New York Times is opening up its curated curricular instructional resource website www.nytimes.com/edu to faculty and students. Sixteen weeks of access can be gained by registering at www.nytimesineducation.com/trial.

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