Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

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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Trends in Information Literacy Instruction – July 2020

This summer, recent publications from the Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) lead us to think critically about Critical Library Instruction, examine the teaching moments in our reference transactions, and look again at the improved outcomes from multiple library sessions in a … Continue reading

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Leveraging Your (Copy)Rights for Online Instruction

Since the quick pivot to fully online instruction in March, the spotlight has been turned on tools required for online delivery (Brightspace, MediaSpace, Zoom, and the like). Less attention has been paid to how copyright can support educators as they … Continue reading

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“That’ll be $0, please”: Art History forgoes textbooks, embraces open education

At the start of the summer semester, Langara Art History students discovered that their learning materials this term will cost them nothing. This surely came as a relief to many struggling with financial instability, limited library access, and delayed textbook … Continue reading

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Updating video formats for online instruction

Do you use DVDs in your teaching? With status of in-person instruction still uncertain, now is the time to think about the format of videos you hope to use this fall and beyond. Many DVD programs are also available for … Continue reading

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New Database Trial: Ebsco’s Faculty Select (Open Educational Resources)

With the quick pivot to fully online instruction, open educational resources (OER) are more important than ever before. Unlike commercial learning materials, which are protected by traditional copyright, OER are openly licensed. Open licenses allow educators to retain, reuse, revise, … Continue reading

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