Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Videos expiring from Criterion on Demand

A number of videos will expire from Criterion on Demand in the coming months (up through 2025). If you use videos from Criterion on Demand in your teaching, please look through the following list of titles to ensure your curriculum … Continue reading

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Trends in Information Literacy Instruction – March 2020

Welcome to the renewed and reinvigorated Trends in ILI – a seasonal roundup of recent publications from the Information Literacy Instruction literature. This month, we ask what do we call the community we serve? Are community colleges having a good … Continue reading

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Introducing the Langara Open Student Scholar Prize

In partnership with Open Langara and the Langara Institutional Repository (The LaIR), this term the Library is pleased to announce the first Open Student Scholar Prize. This prize celebrates the exemplary work being done by our students and offers them … Continue reading

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$1,240,856 in open textbook savings! Where’d you get that number?

Open textbooks have saved Langara students an estimated $1,240,856 since 2013. This makes Langara the heaviest user of open textbooks amongst all B.C. colleges and universities. $1,240,856 is a significant figure. You might be wondering: Where does it come from? … Continue reading

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Problem playing Kanopy videos on Citrix machines

There is a known issue with playing Kanopy videos on campus Citrix machines. Until a solution is found by IT, instructors should make alternative plans for showing Kanopy videos on Citrix machines (such as playing the videos on a connected … Continue reading

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New video collection: Arctic: Land of Change

A new collection from the Canadian Museum of Nature invites you to discover how knowledge of Arctic biodiversity can provide clues to better understand climate change and its impacts. Highlights from this collection include: Algae in the ice and climate change Biologist … Continue reading

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Bringing the Library into Brightspace

The Library website is home to a wide variety of material designed to assist students with their research, writing, and other assignments. Last year we adopted a new platform with features that allow us to create engaging online learning resources … Continue reading

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Langara Library is here for you, no bones about it!

  October is Canadian Library Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the important roles libraries play in their communities, especially through the unique services and resources they provide beyond traditionally-imagined book collections. Our own Library and Learning Commons is no … Continue reading

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New streaming video resource: BBC Channel now available in Curio.ca

Langara recently added the BBC Documentaries channel to our Curio.ca subscription. These wide ranging streaming videos from the BBC delve into international history, social justice, earth and space science, medicine, animal behaviour, technology and more. Here are some series to … Continue reading

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Do you use library DVDs in your instruction? We want to hear from you! 

Do you use library DVDs in your instruction? Would you like the option to use the same content via streaming videos? The Library wants to hear from you! Some DVD programs are now also available for purchase as streaming videos. … Continue reading

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