Google classroom for librarians: features and opportunities

Amanda Izenstark (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA)
Katie L. Leahy (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 2 November 2015



The purpose of this paper is to share possible opportunities for librarians, faculty and students with access to Google Classroom, and it includes a discussion of its application and functionality in information literacy sessions.


This paper describes the functionality of Google Classroom with a review of its capabilities for providing information literacy instruction based on hands-on use in several classes and observation.


Google Classroom streamlined delivery of materials with students in one-time and multi-meeting classes. Students appreciated its seamless integration with their university email accounts.


Librarians teaching classes often need to share introductory information, exercises and supplemental materials with students. Google Classroom offers a simple platform for this purpose.



Izenstark, A. and Leahy, K. (2015), "Google classroom for librarians: features and opportunities", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 32 No. 9, pp. 1-3.

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