Community Updates


New Syllabus Service at the ECU Library

Library By Ana Diab

Posted on December 01, 2021 | Updated December 01, 2021, 1:41PM

Filed in Faculty


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Your liaison librarian can assist with preparing course reading materials.

As faculty prepare their course outlines and schedules for the next semester, we would like to remind you of the ways librarians can assist with preparing library resources for courses. This year we are introducing a new service to assist faculty with making course readings available to students.

Your liaison librarian can help with:

  • Finding copyright compliant versions of readings and videos, which may include finding a version through library resources, ordering a PDF copy through interlibrary loan, or purchasing a new resource;

  • Providing stable links for online library resources. Links from many databases are often sessional and will time out. We can provide the permalinks so students will be able to access the resource directly;

  • Researching resources that relate to your course content. We can work with you to identify materials from our digital collections that will support your course reading lists;

  • Creating a custom library research guide that you can link to or embed in your Moodle course. Find examples our research guides here:;

  • Acquiring electronic versions of resources such as e-books and streaming video. This is not always possible due to licensing restrictions and publishing models, but we can check to see if the books and videos you use for your courses are available online.

We will continue to offer our usual services as well.

  • Course reserves: ​​ Instructors can place articles, books, or other media on reserve in the library for a specific course.

  • Media bookings: Instructors can book videos, DVDs and films in the library collection for a specific day or days (to show to a class, for example).

  • Copyright guidance: This Copyright guide outlines Emily Carr University's copyright policies and procedures and is intended to assist faculty, staff, and students in the proper use of resources that are protected under copyright law in Canada. This guide does not provide legal advice, which should be sought from a lawyer.

  • Instruction sessions: Librarians can design and teach library and archives research instruction sessions across the curriculum. Each session usually lasts 1 hour and is tailored specifically to a classroom assignment or broader research theme.

Your Liaison Librarian

Ana Diab
Collections, Reference + Instruction Librarian
Liaison for the Audain Faculty of Art and MFA program

Hillary Webb
Systems + Technical Services Librarian
Liaison for the Faculty of Culture + Community and Continuing Studies
604.630.4567 /

Vanessa Kam
Electronic Resources + Archives Librarian
Liaison for the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media and MDes program
604.844.3807 /

Suzanne Rackover
University Librarian
Copyright Officer
604-844-3836 /

Kristy Waller
604-630-4571 /