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Help from Home: For Faculty

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Scholarly Publishing Teahouse

Hello LaGuardia faculty,

While the Library is working to support your students, don’t forget that we’re still here for you as well. The Library’s Scholarly Publishing Teahouse is offering Scholarly Publishing Office Hours—faculty can virtually drop in to ask those questions they need answers to. You might want to know what a Creative Commons license is, whether a journal you’ve found is one of those “predatory journals,” or how to find a journal to publish in to begin with. We’ll take on all your questions and help you find answers.



View the Scholarly Publishing Teahouse Office Hours schedule for Spring I, 2021 below. We also link to the schedule and have office hours information on the Faculty section of the Library’s Help from Home guide. To chat with a Librarian during virtual office hours, you can initiate a chat with them in Google Hangouts. Our email is Within Hangouts, you can invite us to chat, or email us with your gmail address and we can send an invite to you.


If Google Hangouts or the time offered each week isn't convenient, you can email us with your questions. Or email to request an invite to join our Slack channel at for group discussion of scholarly publishing questions and issues. Browse our past posts and discussion to see if there’s some helpful information there for you. You can also direct message a librarian in Slack with your questions.


We look forward to assisting you with your scholarly publication efforts.


Stay healthy and happy publishing,

The LaGuardia Scholarly Publishing Teahouse Librarians

Liz Jardine
Ann Matsuuchi
Thomas Cleary

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Supporting Your Online Courses

Our instruction program is transitioning to delivering library classes fully online, where we’ll teach our usual one hour in all ENG101/103 and FYS classes. These classes will be taught by librarians, who will answer questions through Blackboard, email, chat, web conferencing software, and/or instructional videos. If you teach one of these classes, a librarian will reach out to you to discuss options. If you want to request library instruction for another class, please email

Linking to LaGuardia 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:

  1. Use the OneSearch tool with keywords related to your course content.
  2. When prompted to login, use your 16-digit LaGuardia ID barcode.
  3. Click on "Full Text Online" from the left-hand column to narrow results to online sources.
  4. Use other left-column filters to further narrow your search.
  5. Click on the "Permalink" button to generate the link

Streaming Films from Kanopy - an online service with over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films

  • Go to Kanopy at:
  • You may see an red LOG IN TO LAGUARDIA button; use your 16-digit LaGuardia ID barcode to log in.
  • You'll need to create your own additional account to access Kanopy.
  • Do some searching
  • When you find a good film:
    • It may appear with a play button in the middle of the screen; if so, this is a film that LaGuardia Library already subscribes to; simply share the full URL of that page in Blackboard
    • If there's no play button, and you see the message "LaGuardia Community College -- City University of New York doesn't offer [title of film] right now," you can fill out the request form there.
  • Viewers will need to log in with their 16-digit LaGuardia ID barcode. Kanopy films can be viewed on smart phones, tablets, laptops or smart TVs.

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.

COVID-19 Open Education Community Contributed Resources - a spreadsheet with link to available resources to support educators and students. Each page provides resources for a different category: Government, Online Teaching, Student Support, OER (Open Educational Resources) Toolkits, OER Repositories, and K-12 Resources.

Library Media Resources Center
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, room E101
Long Island City, NY 11101
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