Category Archives: Library Services

Library Services in a Virtual World

As we prepare for the fall semester, take a quick look at how the Library has adapted its services and collections to support online learning. While we still are not sure what the Library’s physical space will look like in … Continue reading

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Using Open Textbooks for Summer Classes

As we look toward an online summer term our students face two significant barriers to textbook access: finances and physical distance. In order to help navigate these challenges, Open Langara and the Library are here to support instructors interested in … Continue reading

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Bringing the Library into Brightspace

The Library website is home to a wide variety of material designed to assist students with their research, writing, and other assignments. Last year we adopted a new platform with features that allow us to create engaging online learning resources … Continue reading

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Light Therapy Lamps at the Library

                          This month we continue to highlight some of the great resources the Langara Library has to offer beyond books, featuring our light therapy lamps.

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Skeletons in the Collection

This February, Langara Library added a human skeleton anatomy model to its collection and joined the growing ranks of public and academic libraries lending not just books and videos, but also “stuff”. These non-traditional collections are sometimes popularly referred to as The Library of Things. Like many other Thing Libraries, Langara acquired these non-traditional materials in response to local needs. Continue reading

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Library Update

Changes continue in the Library… Darcye Lovsin is covering Lindsay Tripp’s maternity leave, taking on the role of Copyright Librarian, co-chairing Open Langara, and acting as Subject Librarian for Aboriginal Studies, Canadian Studies, Classical Studies, History, and LEAP. Darcye is … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to Library Online Systems

You may have noticed some changes to various Library systems over the last few months: our Quick Topic Search, interlibrary loan (ILL) form, and link resolver have all changed. But don’t worry! They still have the same functionality.

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Personnel Updates at the Library

Over the past few months, three long-term library staff members entered into well-deserved retirement: Zelja Loncaric, Library Operations Supervisor, continues to explore the world through many fantastic trips and adventures, and even drops by from time to time to help … Continue reading

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Introducing LaIR: The Langara Institutional Repository

Thanks to everyone who submitted their creative ideas for the Institutional Repository Naming Contest, which ran through March and April. We received 148 submissions from staff and students across campus! A panel of judges consisting of representatives from the Library, … Continue reading

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The Price Students Pay for Textbooks

Langara Library has noticed that students are increasingly expecting and wanting copies of their textbooks in the library. This has always been the case – textbooks are expensive, they’re heavy to carry around – but the demand seems to grow … Continue reading

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