Category Archives: Instruction

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Book Library Workshops Now! – Summer 2019

Summer term is fast approaching! Book library instruction now to ensure that we are able to help your students do their best on research projects. A few announcements for Summer 2019 in regards to library instruction: L108 Teaching Lab Unavailable … Continue reading

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More Complicated than Theft: Current Trends in Plagiarism Prevention Education

The Student Conduct and Judicial Affairs Annual Report from 2017 marked an astounding increase in the number of reported cases of plagiarism at Langara College, up to 495 total incidents (up from 286 in 2016) (Ross, 2018). Since 2013, the … Continue reading

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Important Announcement for 2018 Library Instruction Booking

As you may have heard, D2L is becoming Brightspace! That means that the library tutorials are also getting this new look. To ensure that the content, quizzes, and activities are all working the way they should, we at the library … Continue reading

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Reminder to Book Library Instruction – Fall 2017

Looking for a way to help your students with their research this term? Have you considered adding a library instruction session to your class? If your curriculum involves a research project, working with your subject librarian can help your students … Continue reading

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Library Instruction Reminder for Summer 2017!

Need to make sure your students are ready for research this term? Consider booking library instruction for your classes! This summer, we are piloting a re-vitalized Introduction to Research tutorial. If you would like your class to be in the … Continue reading

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Teaching Students How to Spot “Fake News”

In a December report from the Pew Research Center, 64% of American adults surveyed said that “fake news” sows “a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events.” And while almost a quarter admit that they have … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the New Term – Book Library Instruction Now!

You will soon be busy marking all those papers and exams, so get one thing for next term out of the way! We are currently taking requests for library instruction for the Winter 2017 term. Your subject librarian can help … Continue reading

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Langara Library Instruction and Reference Trends

Langara College is in a time of growth, with the number of students enrolled in regular studies increasingly annually. In addition to increasing numbers of students on campus, the makeup of our student body is also rapidly changing. Since 2013-14, … Continue reading

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Expectations vs. Reality – Undergraduate Students and Research

Unicorns. Dragons. Digital Natives. What do these things have in common? Well, they don’t exist. Or I guess more accurately, they kind of exist, but probably do not take the forms we initially thought. We often assume that our students … Continue reading

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