Library Service Continuity FAQs & Remote Teaching Resources

Note: Information will continue to be added to this page throughout our closure and the remote teaching period. The content below is subject to change.

Remote Teaching Resources

Streaming Video Resources

As you prepare to move your classes to online delivery, consider using one of our streaming video platforms. If you need help locating films on a topic or navigating the vendor's sites, please send an email to referencedesk@champlain.edu.

  • AVON (Academic Video Online): A subscription service that allows for immediate viewing of all films in its collection. AVON easily allows you to copy a permalink or embed code for each of its films. Academic Video Online delivers documentaries, films, demonstrations and more spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

  • Films on Demand - Business and Economics: A subscription service that allows for immediate viewing of all films in its collection. Films on Demand easily allows you to copy a permalink or embed code for each of its films. This collection features nearly 2,000 videos on topics of business education, technology, economics, ethics, law, finance, marketing, and management. The videos are from producers including ABCNews, PBS, TED, Frontline, and the History Channel.

  • GDC Vault: A collection of in-depth design, technical, and inspirational talks and slides from the influencers of the game development industry, taken from over 20 years of the worldwide Game Developers Conference. Contains over 12,000 videos, audio files and synced presentations from speakers and panels.

  • Kanopy Streaming Video: This streaming video service requires most films be requested on their site by faculty for viewing. Some films, however, such as the entire Great Courses catalog, have been made available for free. Kanopy easily allows you to copy a permalink or embed code for each of its films. Also includes videos sourced from leading producers around the world including BBC, PBS, A&E, and the Criterion Collection.

  • Prendismo: A subscription service that allows for immediate viewing of all films in its collection. Offers video clips from experts broken into 200 topics, specifically focused on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Electronic Course Reserves/eBooks

Need assistance obtaining an ebook or a book chapter for a class that has moved to remote instruction? Contact referencedesk@champlain.edu and we will do our best to meet the request. Note that if you completed the Provost Office's "Remote Learning Faculty Readiness and Support Survey" and indicated that you require this assistance, the library has received your list of textbooks and information resources needed for the assistance and will be in touch.

  • Students: Please contact your instructor for help with required readings before contacting the library; they may already have access to the resources you need and/or be planning to adjust the reading list during the remote instruction period.

Some publishers and third-party ebook platforms have begun making their textbooks free to students and faculty impacted by Covid-19/Coronavirus-related closures. Review our Openly Available Instructional Materials for Academic Continuity to learn more about this option.

Reference/Research Support

We are still offering students and employees research support on our regular schedule. We are available by webchat or email (referencedesk@champlain.edu) and can be available by, appointment, via Google Hangouts or over the phone. For more information and hours, visit the Get Help section of our website.

Library & Information Literacy Instruction

Champlain College librarians are experienced both with providing live library instruction in online learning environments and in designing information literacy assignments and activities suitable for remote instruction. If you would like to schedule library instruction or explore activity design options, please contact referencedesk@champlain.edu. Also, consider incorporating a relevant library video tutorial or subject research guide into your Canvas course shell. 

Special Collections

We have some capability to send patrons pdf copies of printed collections items that are already imaged. We may also be able to scan some materials that are not yet digitized and add them to the Special Collections online catalog so they are available for remote viewing. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact referencedesk@champlain.edu with any Special Collections-related requests.

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There is no set reopening date for the physical library/Miller Information Commons building at this time.

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Yes! All of our digital library resources are available from off-campus. And librarians and library staff are continuing their work answering questions, facilitating your access to resources, taking research appointments, and more. Contact referencedesk@champlain.edu or book a research appointment for more information or help.

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No, you will be unable to use the library as long as the building is closed.

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No. We are not able to access and distribute physical materials from the library for you due to the "Stay Safe, Stay Home" order. We will update our policy when conditions change. In the meantime, please plan on making use of our extensive ebook and streaming video collections.

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You can renew items online. Unless another patron is waiting for an item, we have unlimited renewals. Please contact referencedesk@champlain.edu if you are unable to renew your items. While we prefer that you use our renewal system if possible and contact us if you run into any difficulty with your renewal, you will not be charged a fine for overdue materials. Please do not use the bookdrop outside the library to try to return your items; we are unable to access it at this time.

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To help the library coordinate its responses and get you an answer promptly, please contact referencedesk@champlain.edu.

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