Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Library Catalogue Maintenance – April 21,2021

The Library online catalogue system will be down for all day for hardware migration and operating systems upgrade. WHEN? Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7 am to 6 pm. What is available during this time: picking up requested library materials at the … Continue reading

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2021 Langara Open Student Scholar Prize

We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Langara Open Student Scholar Prize. This prize, created by the Langara Library, Open Langara, and the Langara Institutional Repository (The LaIR), celebrates exemplary work being done by Langara students and offers them the opportunity … Continue reading

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Langara embarks on an exciting partnership for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Exciting news! snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ – Langara College has joined Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Thompson Rivers University, and four US colleges (Montgomery College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Pima Community College, and the Community College of Baltimore County) as an institutional partner in the … Continue reading

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Library collection maintenance, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love weeding

Since the library is currently closed to the public due to COVID and our physical book circulation is limited, this is a great opportunity for librarians to do some much needed weeding. Weeding, or deselection, is often met with fear … Continue reading

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Library database trials

The library is running several database trials this month and would love your feedback. Trials help us evaluate the content for usefulness and accuracy, as well as the platform for functionality and ease of use. Positive feedback doesn’t guarantee that … Continue reading

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Trends in Information Literacy Instruction – November 2020

In this edition of Trends in Information Literacy, we see five articles that outline opportunities for interactive teaching, workshop design, critical thinking assessment, and library programming. For interactive classes both in-person and online, there is a profile of the Rain … Continue reading

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Time to double check streaming videos

Do you use videos in your online classes? Now is a great time to double check that the Library has an active license to any streaming videos you plan to use this Spring semester (and beyond). We may also be … Continue reading

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Research and Writing Clinic Now on Zoom

Do your students need writing or research support? The Writing Centre, and the Library and Learning Commons will be offering two research and writing clinics for students during this Fall semester.  Please help us promote and spread the word to … Continue reading

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Library Services in a Virtual World

As we prepare for the fall semester, take a quick look at how the Library has adapted its services and collections to support online learning. While we still are not sure what the Library’s physical space will look like in … Continue reading

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Library Materials: Fees and Renewals

Do you have library materials checked out before the start of the Summer Semester?  Don’t worry – we have renewed them until the end of the current semester. We also recognize that coming to campus may be difficult so at the … Continue reading

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