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Faculty Resources

Library Liaisons

Each department and program has a designated library liaison. Liaisons helps you schedule library instruction sessions, add materials to the library collection, and more.

Course Reserves

Faculty can put books on reserve for students. They will appear on our Course Reserves page and students can access them behind the circulation desk.

Checkout periods in Reserves are shorter than normal, sometimes just hours or days, to ensure they are available to the largest number of students in a class. The professor specifies the loan period.

Contact Karen Hogan to put items on reserve.

Library Instruction Sessions

Librarians are happy to present to Augsburg students.

Librarians work with faculty to tailor instruction sessions by:

  • Focusing on the needs of your course and specific assignments,
  • Accommodating all or part of a class session,
  • Meeting on Zoom, in your classroom, or in the Library's L15 classroom.

Contact your liaison librarian to schedule a session.

Research Guides Tailored for Your Course

Every discipline at Augsburg has its own Research Guide.

Research Guides include:

  • Focused lists of Relevant databases,
  • Tutorials,
  • Scholarly print and online reference works for background reading and topic selection,
  • Print books and ebooks in our catalog useful for specific subjects,
  • Guides on how to navigate specific databases and other library resources.

Please let us know about additional resources that should be included in guides.

Contact your library liaison for more information.

Find existing subject and course guides here.

Personal Research Support for Your Students

Students can get one-on-one research help by:

  • Visiting the library without an appointment while librarians are on-call. 
  • Scheduling a consultation using our online form.
  • Visiting our 24/7 chat reference service. Outside of on-call hours, students get help from librarians at other universities.

The walk-in Writing Lab, run by the English Department throughout fall and spring semesters, has tutors for help structuring a paper or fine-tuning a project's expression.

Additional Library Resources for Teaching:


Streaming Video

Lindell Library subscribes to streaming video websites that include mass-market films and documentaries.

  • Stream them to the screen of your choice, including in the classroom.
  • Embed them into Moodle and add them to your syllabus for assigned viewing.

See the Films & Video library guide.

Please contact Ron Kurpiers to request a film for your course. Requests made prior to the start of the semester will ensure the video is ready for your course.


Equipment for Checkout

We have a large collection of tools you and your students can use in your classroom or for your own projects.

These include audio and video recorders, tripods, cameras, projectors, microphones, and more.

Make Things Easy to Access Off-campus

Any time you link to something from a library database and share it with students (via Moodle, email, or some other method), check to make sure the URL includes the special link that recognizes when they are off-campus and gives them the chance to sign in.

The “EZProxy” is text that you paste ahead of the regular URL. This makes the link work for off-campus users.

You can copy/paste this text in front of your URL to ensure links to library resources are available off-campus.

https://ezproxy.augsburg.edu/login?url=


Examples of EZProxy in Use
  • For a Kanopy video:

    https://ezproxy.augsburg.edu/login?url=https://augsburg.kanopy.com/video/quest

  • For a Naxos musical track:

    https://ezproxy.augsburg.edu/login?url=https://augsburg.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.asp?s=88261%2Faugsburgnml12%2Fth7623%5F001

  • For a ProQuest ebook:

    https://ezproxy.augsburg.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/augsburgcollege/detail.action?docID=3039964

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