Category Archives: Library Services

New Roles in the Library

In 2009, the Library outlined ambitious strategic priorities which included working more closely with faculty, providing additional in-class instruction, and better integration into the program review and curriculum development process. Recognizing the time commitment of these activities, the Library advocated … Continue reading

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Trends in Library Instruction – What Students Know and What They Think They Know

Students come into post-secondary institutions with information literacy that stretches across the spectrum of comfort and competency levels. Some clearly understand why they need scholarly sources while others are mystified when we caution them away from online resources like Wikipedia. … Continue reading

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Privacy issues with Adobe Digital Editions

It has recently been discovered that there are some potential privacy issues with Adobe Digital Editions, a free piece of software that is used to read many of our downloaded library ebooks. Adobe Digital Editions has been logging information about … Continue reading

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Using the Library makes a difference

Two research studies are featured in new publicity posters that describe impact on students: their use of library resources correlated to student retention and academic success assessment of library instruction impact on academic success. The studies show statistically significant improvement … Continue reading

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Updated Library and CAPER-BC Directory

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Library Instruction for Fall 2014 – Book Now!

Whether your students need to learn basic library skills or advanced subject-specific research strategies, the Library can help. We offer three online tutorials, in-person classes, and online assignment guides. ONLINE D2L TUTORIALS: Highly popular for all modes of instruction, our … Continue reading

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Time to Book Library Instruction for Summer 2014

Whether your students need to learn basic library skills or advanced subject-specific research expertise, the Library can help. We offer three online tutorials, in-person classes, and online assignment guides. ONLINE D2L TUTORIALS: 1. Introduction to Research – Introduces academic library … Continue reading

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Booking Display Areas in the Library Building

The following procedures apply only to the designated display cases and wall space on the ground floor of the Library Building. (Bookings for these were previously done through Susan Smith and Katie Eliot in the Dean’s Administration office.) Email your … Continue reading

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New Library Service: Online Article Delivery for Interlibrary Loans

The articles you need, straight to your inbox—for free!  Not finding the article you need within the Langara Library collection? We can get it for you via Langara’s Interlibrary Loan service, which is better than ever. We now offer online article … Continue reading

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Chicago citation guide updated to 6th edition

The 6th edition of the Chicago citation guide is now available at the Library–both online and via print handouts!  What’s new: More examples are included on citing various types of sources that Langara business students often use, e.g., case studies, … Continue reading

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