Liaison Librarians can provide you with an overview of library services, and specialised help finding resources for your subject. Allocated to each faculty, and DUELI, IKE and Deakin College, liaison librarians offer personalised support for groups and individuals. They can provide tailored and embedded teaching support for your discipline area to enhance students’ digital literacy skills.
Learning and teaching librarians work with Liaison Librarians to develop cloud concepts and learning activities that evidence digital literacy in unit and course programs.
Research librarians provide high-level support for Deakin's research community, including training and support of HDR students.
Library tutorial sessions
Library sessions can be conducted within a class, or via Skype or Blackboard Collaborate and can range from a 10 minute introduction up to an hour presentation. Topics covered include:
- planning and conducting searches on a variety of information resources
- evaluation of information
- advanced searching for literature reviews
These sessions can be tailored to help students prepare for an upcoming assessment task.
To arrange a tailored library session or tour for your unit please contact your Liaison Librarian.
Liaison Librarians can also be involved in 'Ask your librarian' discussion threads in unit sites to respond to student queries on researching.
Library information resources for your unit sites
- There is a range of videos that can be embedded into unit sites to support students’ with finding, accessing and evaluating information sources. Videos can be accessed from the Deakin Library Playlist.
- Refer your students to library help and skills for study pages, which include: study guidance, planning your search, resource guides, FAQs, referencing, study support, evaluating sources.
- A schedule for library orientation tours and UniStart—Discover Your Library sessions is developed each trimester and disseminated to students via the orientation itinerary. The itinerary is typically released to student cohorts one week prior to orientation week.
- UniStart—Discover Your Library sessions introduce new students to the library and how to locate information sources via the library tile in Deakin Sync. These run for approximately 20 – 30 minutes. Campus Library Tours run for approximately 20 minutes.
- How to create, maintain, integrate and monitor Reading Lists for your unit.
- Contact the Library’s Reading Lists Team for assistance and further information.
- 'Chat Now' from the Library Teach.
- Digital Literacy offers a suite of resources to build and assess students’ proficiency in digital literacy. Incorporate these into your teaching materials and scaffolded learning activities.
Other teaching resources
- Streaming videos provides information about: video collections, linking and embedding videos, Deakin referencing, attribution and citation.
- Deakin Digital Asset Bank holds over 7,000 images and other digital assets including images (study, campuses and facilities, research, events, Deakin International and branding), as well as Indesign, Powerpoint and Word templates.
- Image resources instructs how to access and use images, and includes A-Z of image collections.
Equipment and assistive technology
- Familiarise yourself with the university's accessibility software.
- For equipment and assistive technology you can use or borrow, check your campus library. The range of equipment varies between campuses.
- Students wishing to use the assistive technology room at your campus library should ask at the Service Desk.
Copyright and teaching
- All content generated for teaching purposes must be copyright compliant.
- Copyright and licensing: what you need to know is your 'go to' site for information, tips, guides and FAQs.
- See Deakin’s copyright and teaching for detailed information and tips for using, copying and sharing content for teaching purposes.
- Unsure or need an answer straight away? Contact copyright help.
- Copyright & Teaching quick guide (v6) (DOCX 316 KB)
- Copyright & Teaching quick guide (v6) (PDF 199 KB)
- Inclusive Teaching Toolkit
- What is inclusive education?
- Who are we teaching?
- How to teach inclusively
- Plan to teach inclusively
- Get to know and engage your students
- Icebreakers and energisers
- Everyday Accessibility Basics
- Represent student diversity in curriculum
- Scaffold student learning
- Online/blended teaching
- Located learning spaces
- Teaching large groups
- Enjoy group work
- Make assessment inclusive
- Give effective feedback
- Reflect on and evaluate your teaching
- Teaching support services at a glance
- Inclusive language and glossary
The library and its friendly, expert staff provide a treasure trove of teaching support services. As a partner to the ICCB team, they strive to help you improve your inclusive teaching practice in a range of ways.