A librarian can provide provide research and information literacy instruction for your students. Contact your subject liaison librarian to discuss learning goals for your class.
The Library has several hundred databases — your students might not know where to start their research. Our research guides provide tips and recommended resources for research in different academic disciplines and can be a great portal to the library for your students. Contact your subject liaison librarian to discuss research guides and other instructional materials for your students.
The Library provides Information Literacy Grants for faculty who are interested in incorporating information literacy skills into their teaching.
The Hub for Digital Teaching provides support for faculty from each of the university’s schools, as well as support for TAs/CAs and others in the Brandeis teaching community. We partner with faculty and:
Data Analysis is demanding. Our Data Analysis Specialists are happy to help your students navigate the process of finding, cleaning, analyzing, and presenting data. Margarita Corral (Social Sciences) and Claire Pontbriand (Sciences) can help you create instructional materials that guide students along this process (research guides, handouts). They can come to your class to demonstrate how to use specific software that students can use in their quantitative and qualitative research projects (Stata, SPSS, Excel, R, Python, and Atlas.ti). Email Margarita at email@example.com or make an appointment. Email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment. You can also email them at email@example.com.
Are you interested in geographic information systems (GIS) but aren’t sure where to start? Alex Willett, GIS & Social Sciences Librarian, can provide course-integrated instruction sessions, individual and group consultations, and follow-up GIS support to assist you and your students with developing stronger data and spatial literacies through the use of GIS. Learn how to create maps, explore the spatial relationships of data sets, and so much more. Email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
The staff at University Archives & Special Collections is excited to work with any faculty member to plan and design instruction sessions using the original primary source materials available here at Brandeis. To learn more about our collections, check out our research guide of materials organized by subject. Please email Chloe Gerson, Reference and Instruction Archivist, with questions or to set up a planning session.
If you are interested in integrating digital media assignments into one of your classes, please contact Mark Dellelo, manager of the library’s media labs and studios. Mark can talk to you about the resources available for your students to use in producing videos, audio recordings, photos, and graphics. He is also available to help you design assignments on a practical scale and to teach workshops attached to your class.
The MakerLab is a place where faculty, students, staff, researchers and other Brandeis community members can come to 3D Print, 3D Scan, or otherwise rapid-prototype electronics with rentable gear, step-by-step guides, and back-end equipment. Contact Ian Roy to learn more.
Brandeis Library offers workshops and sessions on citation management, research strategies, data analysis and management, GIS, software for quantitative and qualitative analysis, subject-specific resources, media services, 3D printing, soldering and more. View a complete list of upcoming workshops, including both online workshops and in-person workshops.
Course Reserves are books, videos, and audio CDs that faculty members and instructors can ask the Library to set aside for class reading and course work. The Library encourages faculty members and instructors to place all required course materials on reserve to ensure that these high demand items are available to all students. Learn more about the Reserves program and how to submit Course Reserves for your classes.