Libraries

Teaching Support

The UCBA Library's physical space is currently closed to ensure the health and safety of library users. Chat and email support is available. Equipment is available by appointment only.

The UCBA Library's Information Literacy & Instruction Program supports the educational mission of UC Blue Ash College and the mission and core values of the UCBA Library

Vision

To be a dynamic partner in the educational experience at UC Blue Ash College.

Mission

Empower UC Blue Ash students to develop their information literacy abilities and grow as learners.  To achieve this, UC Blue Ash librarians collaborate with teaching faculty to provide dynamic learning experiences that instill lifelong competencies. Students can apply these in college and as engaged citizens to make informed choices and contributions in a vast world of information.

Library Faculty

Your library faculty liaison can provide expertise and recommendations on building information literacy into a course. Find your department's library faculty liaison.

We collaborate in designing research assignments that reinforce critical thinking and effective research abilities as well as recommend methods and suggest ideas and approaches to crafting an effective and meaningful research assignment and/or learning activity.

Find curricular materials to support your courses via our Guide to Electronic Resources including streaming media, ebooks, Open Educational Resources (OER), and problem solving tips for common access issues.

Our Teaching Information Literacy Guide provides content (e.g. activities, worksheets, and videos) that can be used asynchronously in Canvas and for any UCBA course. It also includes recommendations for using content, incorporating into Canvas, research support messaging for syllabi and Canvas, and more.
Note: library instruction classes are not available 

The Library Resources for Canvas Guide provides step-by-step instructions for incorporating content into your Canvas course. Find video and text-based instructions to help with adding permalinks, library databases, videos, and research guides.

Our online consultations (via Teams or WebEx) provide a range of information literacy teaching support (e.g. assignment design, Canvas integration, information literacy content) for your specific course needs.

Workshops and events are offered each academic year in collaboration with the Faculty Development Committee and the Learning & Teaching Center. Faculty development workshops focus on research support and tools or curriculum and student learning. Other workshops focus on research and organizational tools as well as support and are open to faculty, staff, and students. Events cover a range of topics from information literacy issues to the latest tools and support offered by the UC Libraries. The annual Faculty Research Lightning Talks event showcases UCBA faculty research.