Category Archives: Library Services

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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New Roles in the Library

In 2009, the Library outlined ambitious strategic priorities which included working more closely with faculty, providing additional in-class instruction, and better integration into the program review and curriculum development process. Recognizing the time commitment of these activities, the Library advocated … Continue reading

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Trends in Library Instruction – What Students Know and What They Think They Know

Students come into post-secondary institutions with information literacy that stretches across the spectrum of comfort and competency levels. Some clearly understand why they need scholarly sources while others are mystified when we caution them away from online resources like Wikipedia. … Continue reading

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Privacy issues with Adobe Digital Editions

It has recently been discovered that there are some potential privacy issues with Adobe Digital Editions, a free piece of software that is used to read many of our downloaded library ebooks. Adobe Digital Editions has been logging information about … Continue reading

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