Library Instruction Sessions - We are working on options for delivering library instruction virtually. Contact the library teaching coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your disciplinary library liaison (see listing on the liaison page of this guide).
Also see our faculty toolkit for ideas on activities to strengthen your students' research skills and information literacy.
Textbook Readings - Please remember that, due to campus closure, students no longer have access to the textbooks in the Library's Reserve Collection.
Upload chapters of your commercial textbook to Blackboard - you can scan individual chapters that will be required for your course, and upload these to Blackboard for your students. NOTE: you may upload only one chapter at a time, and take down the previous chapter before posting a new reading. Check out the Library's Reserve Scanning Project
Streaming Films from Kanopy - an online service with over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films
Linking to Hostos Library Database Materials - If you find items in the Library's subscription databases, you can add links into Blackboard that students can use with their library logins.
How to find subscription materials:
How to build a link:
POD Online open virtual (simulation) labs (biology and other sciences) - This is a collection of great resources for open/free virtual simulations. They welcome addition of new resources if you find others. Click on the link below.
From CUNY Central: Open Educational Resources and Online Zero-Cost Learning - Created by Librarians at the CUNY Office of Library Services, this site is a portal to directly access individual CUNY campus' resources and information. This site will also provide information and assistance from the Office of Library Services on CUNY-wide library resources..
Free New York Times access - Anyone affiliated with CUNY can set up a free account using their Hostos email address.