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Librarians in Canvas

What is the role of the Librarian in Canvas?

Adding a librarian to your Canvas course is something like inviting them to drop in on your classroom from time to time. Librarians can:

  • Participate in your classroom as a guest speaker in person or online during your class.
  • Embed research guides (or portions of research guides) specifically created for your course.
  • Upload helpful research tips/tutorials.
  • Add a workshop to your course calendar (e.g., a citation management workshop specifically designed for your students).
  • Provide relevant and helpful tips on how to efficiently find, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Provide useful searching tips and appropriate research tools for an assignment or paper.
  • If desired, collaborate with students on group assignments.
  • Participate in a discussion board.

Add a Librarian to Your Canvas Course

You can add a librarian to your Canvas course to assist in integrating library resources and connecting with students for research assignments. Add a librarian through the People tab in the left hand navigation bar.

  • From your course, select People and click "Add People"
  • Enter their email address in this format: ""
  • Select "Librarian" as the "Role" and select "Add Users"

Please note: a librarian added to your course has limited access to edit items in your course, and they do not have access to grades or other sensitive information. Librarians consult with the instructor before adding material or links.