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Faculty Services

Faculty members teaching over University College’s interactive television system, teaching online courses, or teaching at one of the University College Centers of the University of Maine System have access to a wide variety of library services. Explore the links below for information about our most popular services. For additional details call the Off-Campus Library Services office at 1.800.339.7323 (Maine toll-free) or (National toll-free) 1.888.479.4452.

Faculty Containers

Faculty seeking information literacy learning materials for their students can work with Off-Campus Library Services to implement faculty containers into their online courses. The faculty containers consist of a cohesive module with units that can also work as standalone lessons. The material is designed to keep students in the learning management system environment as much as possible. Learn more by visiting the faculty containers page.

Course Design Assistance

Professional librarians are available to discuss and assist in the design of assignments for distant students. In addition, the librarian can consult in regard to the feasibility of timelines for projects involving library research and document delivery, as well as the availability of resources. We also can discuss alternatives to the research paper and other projects which have worked well for students at a distance.

Information Literacy Skills Instruction

Librarians from the Off-Campus Library Services office are available to instruct students in how to find and use relevant library materials and research tools. In-class library instruction for distant students can be provided in a variety of formats (e.g., a brief procedural demonstration to an hour-long advanced research skills presentation). These sessions can be highly customized to meet the varying needs of faculty and students. Sessions may be conducted either at a University College Center classroom or over the ITV system.  However librarians are also available to provide instruction through alternative means or by offering high-touch services such as, but not limited to, live chat options in Blackboard courses, the creation of customized research videos and tutorials, and evaluation of student’s citations and references. Fill out the instruction request form or email ocls@maine.edu with name of course, time of meetings, number of students, and course location.

Copyright Services

Please allow up to six weeks for copyright clearance for all streaming videos; we will do our utmost to assure the soonest possible turn around time, but cannot guarantee that items will be readily available.

Broadcast Rights

Any videotapes, CDs, slides or other audiovisual materials that are shown over the University College’s Interactive Television System need to be cleared for broadcast. Please submit these requests ten weeks prior to the start of the semester to allow ample time for the rights holders to respond.

Reserve Materials

The OCLS office can assist faculty with electronic reserves or distributing reserve materials to the University College Centers/sites. Every effort will be made to see that these materials are easily available for student use. Materials must be copyright-cleared and submitted four weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

Need Help? Ask a Librarian via chat or email or call OCLS toll-free instate Maine 1.800.339.7323 National 1.888.479.4452