Watch our virtual Library Orientation Session for Instructors

This virtual orientation session is for anyone teaching a course including all faculty and graduate students. It helps illustrates how the Library can help you throughout the upcoming Spring and Summer semesters and walks you through our Services.

We originally ran this as a live session on April 15.

Some of what you will learn about in this video...

Research Support Services

The Research Support Services team in the library has all your subject needs covered. They can teach your students how to maximize their search strategies to locate academic, peer-reviewed articles, evaluate their sources, and help them stay organized. 

They offer individual research consultations, and in-class or online library instruction sessions tailored specifically to your course content. As well, they create instructional videos, library assignments and course guides that can be easily embedded into your course on Brightspace.

For more information, contact your subject specialist listed here: Research Help | MacOdrum Library (

Course Reserves Services

Our Course Reserves Service will help you ensure your readings, resources, and films are accessible to students during the semester. They will introduce you to the system we use which is called Ares and how you can integrate the Ares reading list into your Brightspace page. 

They ensure that everything is copyright compliant as well as accessible, and all you have to do is send them your syllabus!

You'll also learn all you need to know about accessing our physical space at any given time. What's open, what's not, and how you can access it all safely.

For more information in the meantime please visit their website or send them an email.

Want to get in contact with us?

Subject Specialist:

Reserves webpage:

Course reserves: