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Services for Faculty

Librarian Instruction

Bracken librarians will conduct presentations on library services, resources and initiatives in your classroom, at departmental meetings, etc.

Individual librarian consultations are also available. Consultations provide customized library information services and training, whether at the Library or remotely. To request a consultation, complete the electronic form.

You can book a consultation to learn more about current awareness services. Keep up to date on subjects in your areas of interest by using Ovid Auto Alerts, RSS feeds, or PubMed My NCBI.

In addition to individual consultations, librarians also offer group sessions for faculty. For more information regarding available courses, consult the Faculty Development page. Some sessions are arranged via the Faculty Development coordinator and announced in their calendar of events, however, groups of 5 or more can also arrange sessions directly with the Library.

To request librarian instructional services, please contact Bracken Reference and Research Services> or phone 613-533-3176 or 1-877-209-5641.

Research Support

Bracken librarians will perform literature searches for faculty on any topic. Complete the electronic form or contact Bracken Reference and Research Services, or phone 613-533-3176 or 1-877-209-5641.

To obtains books or journal articles not held at Queen's University Library, faculty can place an order using the RACER system. Go to the Interlibrary Loan page for more detailed information.

Teaching Support

Bracken Library has created the Health Sciences Education Guide to provide you with resources related to the scholarship of education, best practices in teaching and other education subjects. Here, you will find lists of databases, journals, learning object repositories and selected print and electronic books to help you.

The Bracken Library has also created a list of resources to help you find and cite material to use in your online modules.

Faculty can book group study rooms, the e-Laboratory and the Conference Room. Equipment for use in the group study rooms may also be booked. Details on room booking policies, as well as how to book rooms can be found on the group study rooms page.

Bracken librarians can help you integrate information literacy, library research, and resource evaluation skills into your courses. Many information literacy sessions, with associated assignments and/or examination questions, are currently offered within the health and life sciences curricula. Curriculum integration is key to educating students to efficiently seek and critically appraise information, and eventually to practice evidence-based health care. Librarians will work with instructors to design an assignment that is relevant to the course and at the appropriate level of information literacy expertise. Please contact Bracken Reference and Research Services or phone 613-533-3176 or 1-877-209-5641.

With the Online Teaching Dossier you can create and edit your teaching dossier online and download as a Microsoft Word Document.

Off-Campus Access

An enhanced method of accessing Queen's Library licensed resources is available to Health & Life Sciences Faculty. If you are happy with your current proxy access, you do not need to consider this option. If you are interested in trying the VPN service and how it differs from the existing Web Proxy, go to the Off Campus Access page.

Acquisition Suggestions

As always, we welcome suggestions for additions to the collection. Complete the electronic form to submit your suggestion.

Last Updated: 11 December 2015

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