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Faculty Guide to DU Libraries

What's New for 2020-2021!

APA 7th Edition

Davenport is moving to the 7th edition of APA. Here is a list of updated resources for you to use:

Fall 2020 Library Instruction

In efforts to keep everyone safe, the Library will only be offering instruction sessions online this fall. There will be no in-person sessions until further notice.
Fill out the Request Library Instruction form and a librarian will email you about your session.

Here are the options available for Library Instruction:

  • Have a librarian record a video for your class 
    • You can embed the video into your course shell
    • Your librarian can create a library guide for your class and embed the video on the guide, along with other helpful resources.
  • Use Blackboard Collaborate
    • The session can be recorded and added to your course shell
  • Use Google Meet
  • Tutorial

New Databases

Credo Updates

Check out the new pieces that were added to the Information Literacy module and what pieces were retired:

Take a look at the latest module from Credo. It's all about critical thinking, communication/visual literacy, logic & reasoning, and culture & citizenship.


24/7 Chat

24/7 chat


When DU Librarians are not available, librarians from other schools will answer Library Chat questions.

Your questions can now be answered during the day by DU Librarians and at night the 24/7 Librarians take over.

If your questions can't be answered by the 24/7 Librarians, they will turn the chat into an email and we will follow up the next day.


CATS Initiative@ the Library

In an effort to help reduce student spending on textbooks, the library has launched an initiative to cross-reference the faculty course-adopted textbook lists with multi-user e-books that we either already have in our collections, or that we can purchase. When we find a match, we will notify the faculty via email so that they can have the option to share the link to the e-book with their students through Blackboard.

As of Summer 2020, the library conducted a search of current textbooks and complied a list of e-books that are currently available and notified faculty whose courses matched up. Some of the departments currently using library e-books as textbooks include Business, Sport Management, Management, Health, and Nursing.

For more information check out the Course Adopted Texts (CATS) E-book initiative @ the Library guide.

Covid-19 Library Reopening Plans

For all Libraries:

  • Masks must be worn covering nose and mouth at all times.

  • Seating is limited and spaced out to allow for social distancing.

  • Computers are arranged to allow for social distancing.

  • Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer will be provided. We ask users to clean surfaces before and after use.

  • No longer checkout headphones and calculators.

  • Books will be quarantined for 3 days before we shelve them.

What is your campus library is doing? Check out the Library Reopening guide
for more information.