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Reminder to Book Library Instruction – Fall 2017

Looking for a way to help your students with their research this term? Have you considered adding a library instruction session to your class? If your curriculum involves a research project, working with your subject librarian can help your students … Continue reading

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Library Instruction Reminder for Summer 2017!

Need to make sure your students are ready for research this term? Consider booking library instruction for your classes! This summer, we are piloting a re-vitalized Introduction to Research tutorial. If you would like your class to be in the … Continue reading

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Teaching Students How to Spot “Fake News”

In a December report from the Pew Research Center, 64% of American adults surveyed said that “fake news” sows “a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events.” And while almost a quarter admit that they have … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the New Term – Book Library Instruction Now!

You will soon be busy marking all those papers and exams, so get one thing for next term out of the way! We are currently taking requests for library instruction for the Winter 2017 term. Your subject librarian can help … Continue reading

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Langara Library Instruction and Reference Trends

Langara College is in a time of growth, with the number of students enrolled in regular studies increasingly annually. In addition to increasing numbers of students on campus, the makeup of our student body is also rapidly changing. Since 2013-14, … Continue reading

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Expectations vs. Reality – Undergraduate Students and Research

Unicorns. Dragons. Digital Natives. What do these things have in common? Well, they don’t exist. Or I guess more accurately, they kind of exist, but probably do not take the forms we initially thought. We often assume that our students … Continue reading

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Five reasons to share links with your students

Learning management systems (LMS) such as D2L aren’t just for distance learners anymore. While online and mixed-mode instructors do indeed use D2L to share lessons, a growing number of face-to-face instructors are also choosing to share materials (lecture slides, course … Continue reading

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Library Instruction for Fall 2016!

While you start planning your curriculum and write your course outlines, don’t forget to include library instruction for the Fall 2016 Term! Whether your students need to learn basic library skills or advanced subject-specific research strategies, the Library can help. In-person … Continue reading

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Information Literacy for Creative Arts

How does information literacy benefit the academic success and career development of creative arts students? Information literacy (IL)  is not just about scholarly research.  For creative arts students, IL supports their creative practices, participation in a professional community and business … Continue reading

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Enhancing Curriculum with High Quality Images and Videos

PD Days workshop April 25 1:30 – 2:30 Facilitators: Annie Jensen (ajenson@langara.ca) and Joyce Wong (joycewong@langara.ca) Presentation Images Artstor or From Library Homepage Select: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries Other Image Collections Europeana A database of images, artifacts, books and articles from … Continue reading

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