Creating Library Reading Lists
While Open Textbooks are one way to make your courses more affordable, there are alternatives, such as creating reading lists using library-subscribed materials. Reading lists are the digital version of “course packs,” collections of articles and book chapters, which were commonly either sold at copy shops or checked out at the Reserves Desk of the library. Some institutions use the Electronic Reserves function in their library catalogs, and a more open alternative is developing in the form of LibGuides, a platform which makes the generation of freely-available pages of links easy and simple.
EBSCO Curriculum Builder is a tool for all USG institutions that works within your Learning Management System to allow you to build library course packs with ease. Because students are already signed into GALILEO when signed into the LMS, students do not need additional authentication to access the readings. For more on Curriculum Builder, view this introductory video from EBSCO:
If you do not have EBSCO Curriculum Builder installed at your USG institution, please contact your LMS administrator.
USG Libraries can help you create course-specific reading lists featuring open and library-subscribed materials. Every USG library has a LibGuides subscription, which allows librarians to create quick, usable guides and resource lists. The USG Libraries page lists all library websites and their LibGuides, and you can contact a Reference Librarian at your institution for help in creating a library reading list.