We hope you are doing well with the all of the changes in
how we work and how we teach. As you begin recovering from spring and moving
into summer course planning, your friendly librarian is here to support you.
Many of our students are struggling with the loss of
income due to the Coronavirus. One way you can pay it forward is by choosing
course materials that are always free to our students, making textbooks one
less thing they need to worry about. If you are updating your course for
summer, we hope you will consider using either library-sourced materials or
Open Educational Resources.
In recent weeks, many vendors have reached out with offers
of free or reduced cost materials. What is unclear is how long these
offers will last. Open
Educational Resources are a great option, with no expiration date on being
free. To ensure that the library-sourced materials will be available throughout
the semester, check with your
Sifting through all the possibilities can be overwhelming.
Count on UCF Libraries to provide support every step of the way.
We can provide your class with a virtual library instruction session or you can assign information literacy modules with graded assignments on topics such as avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, or conducting an literature review.
Additional services for faculty are available at https://library.ucf.edu/services/services-for-faculty/.
Answers to more general questions about library services
can be found at https://guides.ucf.edu/continuity/home.
To learn about Textbook Affordability efforts at UCF,