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 UQ 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

To book a video for showing in a lecture/tutorial, email the title, call number and date required to avsbook@library.uq.edu.au. You will be notified when the item is ready for pick up from the Architecture and Music Library.

Learn.UQ (Blackboard): linking and embedding resources

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:

  • Library101 in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) is a quick online tutorial to get your students started using the Library.
  • 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, Prezi, Infographics, etc
  • We have online courses from Lynda.com 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 Strategic Framework

The Information and Digital Literacy Strategic Framework underpins the Library's support for the development of information and digital literacy skills across the UQ community.

Contact your librarian to learn more about:

  • our Information and Digital Literacy Strategic Framework
  • how we can support you to develop and deliver information and digital literacy programs and resources

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.