Category Archives: News & Articles

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

Expanded collections in response to COVID-19 and the transition to remote teaching

Many of our library vendors have temporarily expanded access to their collections as many institutions are moving to online learning in response to COVID-19. ProQuest Ebook Central: Single-user and three-user licenses from 50 participating publishers will automatically convert to unlimited … Continue reading

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Collaborative Library Workshop: Improving Research and Critical Thinking Skills

During the Fall semester of 2019, Anne Kristiansen, Art History instructor and I collaborated on “something completely different” for a library session.  Previously, I had been working with Anne to create assignment guides that link to resources relevant to her … 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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Learning Skills for Students: A Learning Strategist Pilot

What is a learning strategist? Taking notes, planning your assignment and studying for an exam – these skills are probably second nature to you.  For some students, though, these learning skills pose a particular challenge.  A learning strategist, also known … Continue reading

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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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