Category Archives: Learning Commons

A Busy Start of Term for the Library and Learning Commons

The start of the school year has been particularly busy at the Library, with record numbers of visitors coming through our doors. Over September and October, we have seen an influx of almost 20,000 more visitors compared to the same … Continue reading

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Library and Learning Commons Summer+Fall Reports

In 2016, the summer and fall semesters morphed so quickly into one-another we didn’t have an opportunity to pause before now.  Below are: Library Services Report: Summer and Fall 2016 – reports on our record-setting semesters and new initiatives. Learning … Continue reading

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Learning Commons Spring Term Report

The Spring term was a busy one for the Learning Commons with a wide range of outside the classroom support.  This includes research help, subject and writing tutoring, the launch of an online writing help service and student success workshops.  Some … Continue reading

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Learning Commons Spring Report

We are happy to report that SWAP hours reduced during the Fall 2013 term were restored for the Spring 2014 term. Tutoring for academic subjects and writing help continues to be busy. While tutoring for some subjects saw an increase in … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Learning Commons Update

The Fall 2013 Learning Commons Update, which contains statistics from the Writing and Tutoring Centre as well as Library-related stats, is now available online.  Overall, Fall 2013 was another successful term, despite a delayed start and reduced hours for some of … Continue reading

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Langara Learning Commons: Year in Review 2012/2013

Did you visit the Learning Commons Open House in June?  Find out how we have supported student learning this past year. Learning Commons Annual Review 2012/2013 (pdf) The Langara Learning Commons is located on the 1st floor of the Library … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Report

The Summer Term – a time of vacation, projects, and planning for the rush of Fall Term.  In this report we highlight our accomplishments and include a feature article on the Library Discovery Service. Library’s Summer 2013 Report. Term Reports … Continue reading

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Learning Commons: New Service for faculty

New service for instructors! Are you getting repeat questions from students during your office hours?  Would you like the opportunity to work with students in a group outside of class time? The Learning Commons would like to invite faculty to … Continue reading

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Instructional videos from Lynda.com

As you are preparing your courses for the fall semester, try this exciting new educational resource available to you and your students – Lynda.com – an online subscription library of high-quality non-credit instructional videos, by recognized industry experts, on the … Continue reading

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Learning Commons Referral Stickers

The Library has created a referral sticker to help instructors encourage students to visit the Learning Commons for writing and citing help and/or academic tutoring.  You might have seen these stickers at our employee open house last month–they were very … Continue reading

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