Other Library Services in Chalk
Library Course Reserves
Course reserves are high-demand resources assigned for a class. Some readings can be scanned and placed on reserve electronically (ereserves). Other items that are not available online are placed physically "on reserve" at the Library. These items are available to students on a short loan.
Instructors or Teaching Assistants can submit reserves requests directly through Chalk, as well as import course reserves lists from previous courses.
Ask a Librarian Module
The Library's Ask a Librarian module may also be added to any course. The module includes an IM/chat box that connects to the Library's reference librarians whenever the reference desk is open.
Library Help Module in Chalk
Starting on September 15th, all new Chalk courses will include a module from the University of Chicago Library. The Library Help module suggests appropriate Library research guides and librarian contacts for your course. Below is an example of the module for an Art History course.
Where does the module appear in my course?
The module appears in the newly redesigned course landing page in Chalk. If you created your course before September 15, 2013 or copied your course from previous quarters, you will not see the module in your course.
What will my students see in the course?
Your students will see the same module but without the italicized text at the bottom, which is only available to instructors.
How are the guides and librarians selected?
The guides and librarians are automatically generated based on the department/program prefix in your course number (e.g. HIST selects the history library guide and history librarian).
Can I change the guides or librarians listed in my module?
If you would prefer a different librarian or research guide in your course, you may contact the Library and we will make the change. Changes will appear within 24 hours during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm).
- You can select from our current list of available guides or request a custom-designed guide for your course.
- For help selecting librarians, view our list of subject specialists.
Can I move or remove the module on my course page?
The Library module can be moved or removed like the other modules on your course landing page:
- Select "Edit Mode" in your course:
- Select the "Customize Your Page" button below the Edit Mode button.
- To move, click on the module and drag it to your desired location on your course page.
- To remove the module, select the "x" at the top right of the box to close it.
If your course was created before September 15, 2013 or copied from a previous quarter, you cannot add it to your course homepage. However, you can add it to your course menu by creating a module page. Learn how to add the module to your course.