Category Archives: Higher Education

Includes updates references to government or other reports directly relevant to Langara and Post Secondary Institutions.

Heard it on the news…

Academica Top Ten, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other sources are a great way to stay connected. Some of the full text articles are open access and others have premium content to which the Library subscribes to help satisfy your … Continue reading

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Keeping up with… higher ed

Although Keeping Up With… is aimed at academic librarians, the brief themed articles include trends in higher education that may be of interest to many. Each edition focuses on a single issue including an introduction to the topic and summaries … 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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TED2014 Live Stream—all Langara students and employees welcome!

Couldn’t get tickets to the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver?  Don’t worry—Langara Library is streaming the entire conference, live and as it happens! TED 2014 Live StreamMarch 17-21stRoom L216 Full schedule of speakers available online:  http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/schedule.php The TED live stream is open … Continue reading

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Higher education articles

Higher education in 2020: three key forecasts from new report by William Lawton, The Guardian, October 2, 2013 Lawton reports on the findings of the Horizon Scanning report produced by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education He starts of on … Continue reading

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Back to school resources and reminders

Another school year is upon us! Three back-to-school reminders from the library: Find your Subject Librarian Each program and department at Langara has been assigned a subject librarian. Your department’s subject librarian is your “gateway” to the library, an ally … Continue reading

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Tacit Knowledge and the Student Researcher

From Library Babel Fish, a post on tacit knowledge, which can also serve as a good of reminder about how information and research function today. Key points (see the article for discussion of each concept): Journals and magazines are published … Continue reading

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

Here’s food for thought: 15 years ago, a current high school student and Google were born.  Fifteen years!  Time flies, eh? The way we use technology has completely evolved over the past decade and a half, and the rate of … Continue reading

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LFA statement of support for Dale Askey and McMaster University in libel lawsuits

Librarian Dale Askey and McMaster University were recently sued for libel by Edward Mellen Press, for a total sum of $4.5 million in damages.  Langara Librarians are members of the Langara Faculty Association and stand unanimously behind this statement: The Langara … Continue reading

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Forget MOOCs – The Transformative Potential of Open Access.

‘The Real Digital Divide’  by Jason Mittell, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 7, 2013   The current uproar over MOOCs is deafening. It seems that every time you open a newspaper or look at your favorite blog you stumble … Continue reading

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