Archive for April, 2012

Celebrations & Talking Sticks: Aboriginal Students Club Celebrated Achievements

Monday, April 30, 2012

Celebrations & Talking Sticks: Folklore & Film 2On Friday April 27, the Kelowna campus Aboriginal Students Club celebrated their achievements over the academic year, with family, friends & students from local school districts, and visitors from local bands and communities. Activities in the Student Services building included traditional stick games plus film screenings & story telling circles with resources borrowed from the College Library.

A vibrant feature of books & media covering aboriginal folklore were displayed in the foyer of the Kelowna campus Library (Centre for Learning). Children’s story books, collections of aboriginal legends and folklore from Canadian & native cultures from around the world, and works on traditional crafts were drawn from across the College’s four campus libraries and the Deakin Collection of Children’s Literature.

Celebrations & Talking Sticks: Folklore & Film

Please contact Michelle Ward, Kelowna Campus Librarian (250) 762-5445 ext 4749, or Kelowna campus Aboriginal Students Centre (250) 7625445, ext 4322, with enquiries.

E-STAT Retiring June 30, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

E-STAT will be archived on June 30, 2012. It will remain accessible until June 30, 2013 but content has not been updated since July 2011. Access will be removed July 1, 2013.

We encourage you to start using the free CANSIM database as an alternative. CANSIM is Statistics Canada’s key socioeconomic database. It is updated daily and it provides fast and easy access to a large range of  statistics available in Canada. You can also visit Statistic Canada’s census portal for timely information.

NEW for Instructors & Faculty: Book Library Instruction Online!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Faculty and instructors now have the option to book library instruction sessions and library tours via an online form. You are still welcome to contact your liaison librarian or campus librarian directly, the online form simply provides an alternative method for booking instruction.

The online form provides the ability to attach class assignments and gives you space to outline your desired learning outcomes.

InstructionLiaison librarians are assigned to each department to provide subject-specific instruction and to work with faculty to create custom workshops for their courses. Campus librarians provide instruction at campuses where the liaison librarian is unavailable.

Key information about library instruction services:

  • Library instruction is available year-round.
  • Each class is taught by a librarian
  • The length of your class is up to you!
  • Classes can be held either in your classroom or in the Library classroom for those at the Kelowna campus
  • It is recommended that details of students’ assignments are provided prior to the instructional session.

Questions? Contact your liaison librarian or visit the library instruction request page for more information.


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