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Add a Librarian to your course

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: "BCusername@bc.edu"
  • Select "Librarian" as the "Role" and select "Add Users"
  • You will receive confirmation that the person has been enrolled in the course. 

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.

What is the role of the Librarian in Canvas?

Adding a librarian to your Canvas course is something like inviting him/her 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.

Library Instruction

The Libraries Instruction Program supports academics, scholarship, and lifelong learning. Library instructors teach in-person and online how to think about information in a global environment and impart lasting skills for making sound, reasoned judgments in the search for and use of information.

O'Neill Interactive Learning Room

O'Neill Interactive Learning Room

Committed to providing instruction that respects all learners and diverse learning styles, instructional librarians partner with faculty and collaborate with others on campus to offer expertise in the use of information and to contribute to University scholarship. Contact a subject librarian to discuss specific course needs.