Research Skills Instruction

  • Research Skills: Library classes teach research skills and, depending on the needs of your class, they may cover the library cataloguearticle databasessubject specific resources, and the Web. We stress critical evaluation of all information sources.

  • Library Classes: Taught by a librarian, typically these classes include a demonstration of appropriate resources and research tools, and are followed by an opportunity for hands-on practice of the demonstrated skills.

  • Assignments: Library in-class exercises can be included, and if you wish, can be marked and returned to you. Exercises are based on your class assignment, and are tailored to class research topics. Your assignment or topic must be provided at least two weeks prior to the date of the class if you wish to have an in-class exercise prepared.

When to Schedule a Class

Instruction is available year-round but it's most beneficial for students if the class occurs after they've been introduced to their research assignment.

The Library asks for a minimum of two weeks notice for instruction booking requests. This notice period ensures we have the time to customize the class you've requested to the specific needs of your students, and also allows us to coordinate coverage of other teaching and research service across both of our campuses. While we'll do our best to accommodate your request, please know that we may have to suggest alternative dates/times if you request a class with less than two weeks notice.

Note: *If you've requested an in-class exercise to be marked, it will be returned approximately two weeks following the class, via intercampus mail. If you have any questions about this timeline, please contact Nicole Sevigny (local 5198) or Ana Lee (local 6132). 

Library Classroom Use Policy

Who to Contact

  • Talk to a Librarian:
    To discuss the content of your library research skills class and/or to arrange for the creation of specialized exercises or presentations, contact Alicia Arding, Information Literacy & Educational Technology Librarian (local 5181).

  • Schedule a Class:
    To schedule a library class at either the New Westminster or David Lam Campuses, you can book your class online or contact Nicole Sevigny (local 5198).

  • Distance Education:
    To discuss library services for students enrolled in distance education classes, such as those delivered via Blackboard, contact Alexandra Dobre (local 5438).

Last Updated: 2019-10-16 2:00:28 PM