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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
Department Subject Liaison  Contact  Number   Email
Accessibility Coordination Center and Educational Support Services (ACCESS) Learning Skills Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
Athletics/Health/Kinesiology Athletics & Kinesiology, Health Education Danielle Kaprelian

(805) 553-4856

Behavioral Sciences Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology Jackie Kinsey

(805) 553-4796


Accounting, Business Administration, Hospitality

Faten Habib (805) 378-1472
  Computer Information Systems (CIS) / Computer Network Systems Engineering (CNES) Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
Communication Studies & Media Arts Film, Television & Media Arts (FTMA) Nicole Woolley (805) 378-1472

  Digital Journalism / Public Relations Faten Habib (805) 378-1472
  Communication Studies, Game Design Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
Counseling College Strategies, Counseling Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
Earth Sciences Environmental Science, Geography / Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geology Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856

Exotic Animal Training Management (EATM) EATM Faten Habib (805) 378-1472
Education Child Development, Education / Professional Development, Registered Behavioral Technician

Danielle Kaprelian

(805) 553-4856
English Humanities Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856

  English as a Second Language (ESL) Diane Scrofano (805) 378-1472
  English Danielle Kaprelian, Diane Scrofano (805) 378-1472

Fine & Performing Arts Art, Art History, Photography Mary Carpenter (805) 553-4856
  Dance, Music, Theater Arts Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856
Health Sciences Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
  Nursing, Radiologic Technology Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856
Life Sciences Anthropology Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
  Biology / Biotechnology Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856
Math Math Mary Carpenter (805) 378-1472
Science Chemistry Nicole Woolley (805) 378-1472
  Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
Social Sciences History (World), History (US), Economics, Philosophy, Political Science Jackie Kinsey (805) 553-4796
  Ethnic Studies Faten Habib (805) 378-1472
World Languages Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Latin Danielle Kaprelian (805) 553-4856

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