Category Archives: News & Articles

A place to share interesting articles and other bits of information.

Book Library Instruction for Spring 2020!

A fresh decade approaches and with it a new opportunity to add library instruction to your syllabus this year! Here in the library, we have been working to make the process for requesting library instruction more streamlined and give faculty … 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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Can We Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this … Continue reading

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Book Library Workshops for Fall 2019 Now!

It’s never too early to think about how to best help students on their research assignments for next term! If your class has a significant assignment that asks students to gather resources, synthesize different ideas, and make sure they cite … Continue reading

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Streamlining access to Open Access content with Unpaywall

At the end of May, Langara Library started using Unpaywall to make it easier for our users to find Open Access content. This is material that is freely available for all to use, but finding it can sometimes be difficult. … Continue reading

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Open Champions

In 2019 we’re continuing to highlight the hard work of Langara’s Open Champions – instructors and staff who work with Open Education Resources (OER) on campus. Today’s Open Champion is Tyron Tsui, instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continue reading

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Growing Open at Langara

Mark your calendars for Open Langara’s Wine & Cheese event! Join us on March 6, 2019 as we celebrate our colleagues who are leading the way with open educational resources (OER) at Langara . Enjoy a glass of wine while … Continue reading

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Time to Book Library Instruction – Spring 2019

We’re all looking forward to a well deserved break, but if you’re already thinking about class planning for the January term, consider adding library instruction to get your students set up for research and citation success! At the library, we … Continue reading

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Earn $500: Review an open textbook today!

Open Langara has partnered with BCcampus to offer Langara instructors a $500 honorarium to review a textbook in the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection. For those unfamiliar with the BCcampus Open Textbook Initiative, the aim is to “make higher education more accessible … Continue reading

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Open but not Free: Invisible Labour in Open Scholarship

To celebrate Open Access week (October 22-26), the Open Langara Advisory Committee is co-sponsoring a panel event discussing invisible labour in open scholarship. The event will take place during the evening of Wednesday, October 24 at SFU Harbour Centre. A … Continue reading

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