Book Library Workshops Now! – Summer 2019

Summer term is fast approaching! Book library instruction now to ensure that we are able to help your students do their best on research projects.

A few announcements for Summer 2019 in regards to library instruction:

  • L108 Teaching Lab Unavailable – Due to the closure of the T Building, the library is hosting RES staff in our L108 teaching lab. We are working to secure another teaching space, but please book early so that we can prepare.
  • Student Mark Lookup – We have recently made it possible for students to check their own marks by logging into their MyLibrary Account. This login page is available from the navigation menu on the library homepage or by accessing this link:
  • Online Assignment Guides – The library is excited to announce that we will soon move to a new service to host our online assignment guides. You will shortly have the ability to embed your guide directly into your Brightspace course!

To learn more about library instruction options, please contact your subject librarian or continue to read below.

Online Tutorials:

Our online tutorials, delivered through Langara’s Brightspace Course Management System, are helpful for both learners at the college and distance students gain library research skills. We offer:

Introduction to Research – This tutorial introduces students to library research methods and is geared toward first-year students in all disciplines.

Avoiding Plagiarism – Langara instructors explain plagiarism in a series of short videos. They discuss intentional and unintentional plagiarism, explain why students need to be aware of the issues and consequences, and provide clear solutions to protect their academic integrity.

Can I Use This? Evaluating Your Sources – This online tutorial provides students with a 5W (Who, What, Where, When Why) Framework to apply to resources that they find both through the library and online. Short videos walk students through the evaluation process with several example resource. Help your students make better decisions about the resources they include in their papers.

In-Person Tutorials:

Your subject librarians can work closely with you to develop an in-person library tutorial that introduces your students to library resources and research skills. By providing copies of your assignments or discussing your student’s specific needs, we can make sure that these tutorials are useful and extremely relevant. Bringing your classes to the library for hands-on learning is very useful, but activities and tutorials can be delivered in your classroom as well.

Online Assignment Guides:

Give your students a road map to your research assignment! Your subject librarian will create a customized guide with recommendations of resources and search strategies. With our new system, you are able to embed these guides directly into your Brightspace course.

To book tutorials for your classes or find out more, please feel free to get in touch with your subject librarian.

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