Services for teaching staff

We can make your life easier and the student experience better by working with you to support your students.

Contact your librarian

Tailored services from your librarian

Your librarian:

  • supports the student experience by coordinating Library services and support for your course
  • adapts services and support to unique course needs such as large classes and flipped classrooms
  • delivers tailored training to support assignments, course objectives and graduate attributes
  • supports new teaching staff with library orientation, tours and overview of existing resources
  • develops online subject guides for students and additional guides customised to course needs

Reading lists and textbooks

  • We need at least eight weeks notice in order to have reading lists and textbooks ready at start of semester. We may need to order textbooks from overseas or get copies of readings from another library
  • We ensure access to textbooks and reading list material based on your Electronic Course Profile (ECP)
  • Our online reading list system helps students easily access and manage their readings

More about submitting your reading list to the Library.

Thinking about an e-textbook? Avoid the pitfalls with our e-textbook FAQs or talk to your librarian.

Video for your courses

We provide scholarly, copyright-friendly video which can be used in lectures or for flipped classrooms:

  • most video is available as online streaming
  • video includes instructional material across a range of subject areas such as health and medical sciences, primary sources for humanities, documentaries, feature films and more
  • you can use Library Search to find video or browse specific databases by subject - see our guide to finding video
  • we can record TV programs for streaming in classes or linking from Blackboard

Learn.UQ (Blackboard): linking and embedding resources

Teaching with special collections

Find out about our services in support of teaching with special collections for your course. Inform, educate and engage students in topics across many disciplines using original material and objects.

Copyright: can I use this in my course?

Our copyright advice service provides guides, training and consultation on copyright issues related to teaching.

Training and skills development for students

We provide many options for student training and skills development:

  • Assignment Essentials focuses on helping students find, use and evaluate information for learning.
  • Digital Essentials will develop students’ digital capabilities and knowledge.
  • Your librarian can deliver tailored in-class training and workshops including:
    • finding quality, relevant information for assignments
    • introductory and advanced use of databases
    • introductory and advanced research techniques
    • classes featuring special collections from the Fryer Library
    • awareness of referencing and using referencing software for specific disciplines
  • We offer regularly scheduled training classes for students in software packages, such as Microsoft Office, Infographics and R and RStudio
  • We have online courses from LinkedIn Learning including:
    • software packages such as Microsoft Office, statistics packages, video editing tools
    • group assignment skills such as working in teams, effective communication

Library support for students

  • Our services for students include help, study spaces, past exam papers and assignment research assistance
  • When students log into My Library, they see information related to their enrolled courses including their reading lists, past exam papers and subject guides
  • Your librarian can contribute to faculty or school orientation programs
  • The Library works with Student Services to support students with a disability

If you get lots of questions from students about Library related topics (e.g. finding information), ask your librarian what we can do to help.

Information and Digital Literacy

UQ aims to create game-changing graduates with the skills to succeed in the 21st century workplace. The Information and Digital Literacy Strategic Framework, 2016-2020 (PDF, 308 MB) underpins the Library's support for the development of information and digital literacy skills across the UQ community. As part of the implementation of this framework, the Library has created two suites of online modules:

For further information about the framework see Information and Digital Literacy.

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

Prevent problems caused by students not citing properly:

Be aware that the Library does not check referencing for students - those queries are always referred to the lecturer.

Propose new courses and programs

When proposing a new course or program, you must include evidence of consultation with the Library.

Find out more about how the Library will assist with your proposal.