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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

New Faculty Checklist

FIRST WEEK

  • Set Up and Test Accounts
    • To access online library resources, use your Network ID login. Try connecting to one of these databases.
    • Borrow physical items with your Staff ID card. Visit the Library to activate your borrowing account.
    • Borrow items from other libraries using the Interlibrary Loan system, RACER.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • Meet your Librarian
  • Course Resources
    • Talk to your Subject Specialist Librarian about the resources you need to support your courses, from books and databases to streaming videos and standards.
    • Review the Research Guide for your subject or program. Research Guides recommend the most relevant resources, making it easier for students to find high quality information sources. You can request a customized guide.
    • Identify any Library resources you would like to link from your Canvas courses, such as: articles, ebooks, streamed videos, citation style guides and research guides.
    • Learn about and get help with Leganto, a course reading list building tool integrated into Canvas. 
    • Submit a purchase request if needed.
    • If you are using a print book or reading with your class, you may wish to place it on course reserve (short term loan).   
    • We answer copyright questions! Email copyright@ontariotechu.ca with questions related to course materials (readings, Internet content, images, videos, etc.) and more.  
    • Are you interested in using Open Education Resources (OERs) in your teaching? See our Open Education support services.
  • Library Instruction for Your Students: Research & Information Literacy Skills
    • Identify any assignments on your course outline that have research components. Talk to your Subject Librarian about the type of information literacy instruction that would most benefit your students. See Teaching Support for more information.
    • Use the book a library workshop form or contact your Subject Librarian directly.
    • Encourage students to visit their Subject Librarian if they need help with research, either by dropping by the Library Reference Desk or making an appointment.

FIRST YEAR


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