Feinberg Library Resources for Online Instructors

Comprehensive support for teaching online

Feinberg Library provides instructors with a full complement of online services, including remote access to databases, catalog search, Interlibrary Loan, our chat reference service, and our Embedded Librarian program (beginning in the spring of 2011). Feinberg offers...

NOTE: If there is a service that you don’t see listed above, we’d like to hear from you! Simply contact us at the address below with your suggestion.

Are you interested in ways to encourage your students to use the library?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Share your enthusiasm for the library with your students
  • Include links to the library and its resources in your course site
  • Link to subject and research guides (LisGuides) in your course. If you don’t see one that meets your needs, let us know and we can work together to develop one.
  • Embed articles in your course rather than sending students out of the site to find them.
  • Link to Google Scholar or Google Books to encourage browsing
  • Include some information about evaluating sources to help your students to make better choices for their research assignments.
  • Work with a librarian to integrate research skills into your course activities.
  • Point out the ASK Us 24/7 online reference service on the library home page.

Feinberg's Embedded Librarian Pilot Program

Faculty can request that a librarian join their online or hybrid course to support research projects. The librarian will work with faculty to develop assignments requiring the use of library resources, as well as creating an Ask-a-Librarian discussion forum within your class site. A message will be sent to your students letting them know about the services and support they can expect from the embedded librarian.

The embedded librarian will work with faculty to post relevant library resources and answer individual student questions. The librarian is also available to identify materials that support the curriculum, such as podcasts, videos, online learning object repositories (e.g., MERLOT), and organizational or government websites. 

The librarian will help students to brainstorm topic ideas, narrow or widen topic choices, locate quality resources, learn about citations formats, and evaluate sources. Individualized e-mail reference service for students is included in the embedded librarian program. 

Contact Information

For more information about Online Learning at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us:

Online Learning Office
Phone: (518) 564-4234
Helpdesk Phone: (800) 787-8773
Fax: (518) 564-4236
Email: online-learning@plattsburgh.edu

Mailing Address
Library & Information Services
SUNY Plattsburgh
2 Draper Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Note: When communicating with us about online courses and programs, please provide as much information as possible, including your name, student status, contact information, course title, course section, and semester.