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Embedding the Library in Canvas

This guide will help faculty with linking library content into their Canvas courses.

Embedding a Librarian

What is a Embedded Librarian?

An embedded librarian can reduce library anxiety for your students. They can be added to your Canvas course shell for a given amount of time and can help your students with their research. A librarian that is added into your course shell can:

  • Answer topics relating to research in a discussion forum
  • Create resource pages, tutorials and quizzes for your class
  • Collaborate together on the best resources to assist students
  • Provide information about the library's databases, eBooks and services
  • Help students narrow topics and brainstorm ideas for research
  • Identify keywords and help with developing a search strategy for a topic
  • Teach students about credible sources, peer reviewed articles, and develop citations

Contact us to learn more!

Library Liaisons

Liaison Librarians

Each academic department is assigned a liaison librarian, who serves as a primary contact for information about library programs, resources, and services. Please contact your liaison for the following services:

Class Assignments and Course Development 

  • Consult with your liaison on research guides, research assignment development, and assistance regarding collection items to support your courses/assignments. 
  • Assignment-specific instructional sessions through Zoom

Learn more about bringing the library to your Canvas course: Embedding the Library in Canvas 

Division Department Liaison Phone Email
Arts, Media & Communication Studies Fine & Performing Arts Danielle Kaprelian

(805) 553-4857

dkaprelian@vcccd.edu

  Media Arts & Communication Studies Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856

dkaprelian@vcccd.edu

  Game Design Jackie Kinsey

(805) 553-4796

jkinsey@vcccd.edu

Athletics, Kinesiology, Mathematics Athletics, Health, Kinesiology Marco Ruiz (805) 378-1472

marco_ruiz1@vcccd.edu

  Mathematics Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4857 jkinsey@vcccd.edu
Behavioral & Social Sciences  Behavioral Sciences Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796 jkinsey@vcccd.edu
  Social Sciences Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4857 jkinsey@vcccd.edu
  History

Danielle Kaprelian

(805) 378-1472

dkaprelian@vcccd.edu 

  Philosophy Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856 dkaprelian@vcccd.edu
Business, Child Development Business, CIS, CNSE Faten Habib (805 378-1472

fhabib@vcccd.edu

  Child Development, Education Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856 dkaprelian@vcccd.edu
EATM, Health & Life Sciences Health Sciences Lulu Coffey (805) 553-4857 lcoffey@vcccd.edu
  Life Sciences Faten Habib (805 378-1472 fhabib@vcccd.edu
  Anthropology Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796 jkinsey@vcccd.edu
  EATM Lulu Coffey (805) 553-4857 lcoffey@vcccd.edu
Languages English, ESL, Humanities Diane Scrofano (805) 378-1472

dscrofano@vcccd.edu

  English, World Languages Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856 dkaprelian@vcccd.edu
Mathematics & Physical Sciences Chemistry, Earth Sciences Irma Morales (805) 553-4856 imorales@vcccd.edu
  Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Computer Science Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4856 jkinsey@vcccd.edu

Adapted from Glendale Community College Library Updates (CC BY 4.0)