Remote Teaching & Course Support

Teaching with Cornell University Librarians

For the Fall 2020 semester, instruction support provided by Cornell librarians will be handled primarily via synchronous guest lectures with Zoom or through packaged asynchronous content, such as pre-made tutorials and videos. Use our form to set up an instruction session or simply to learn more about all that we can offer in support of your class.

Contact your Subject Liaison

Liaisons are your go-to librarians, connecting you to library services and collections. They are subject specialists who provide support for faculty and student research, instruction, and scholarly communication, who build rich library collections or can refer you to other library experts. Find my subject Liaison.

Course Reserves

The availability of accessible content varies across library resources, but in general using the HTML version of an electronic book chapter, journal article or other content when available is recommended because it is more likely to be accessible. PDFs obtained from library resources will most likely not be accessible and need to go through a remediation process. See Cornell IT's "Creating Accessible PDFs" and "Sensus Access" for more information, and the Center for Teaching Innovation's form to request support with accessibility.

Instructional Materials

Assignment Support for Students

Teaching with Special Collections

The Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, the Kheel Center, Mann Library, Kroch Asia Library, and the Law Library have digital images, collections, and online exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects that can be used for primary source writing and research assignments. Special collections librarians can help instructors incorporate these materials into their classes.

University Resources