Archive for September, 2016

AudioCine Feature Film Streaming Video Database Now On Trial

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Audi Cine FilmsThose who use the Criterion on Demand database will be eager to learn the Library now has a trial running with Audio Cine Films. This streaming video database allows OC users to stream feature films from on or off-campus, for both classroom and personal use. Audio Ciné holds licenses to many of the titles and studios unavailable through Criterion. Audio Ciné is one of the largest non-theatrical film rights representatives in Canada, with exclusive rights to one of the largest film libraries available. The current trial contains a selection of titles that are available from Audio Cine. Some examples of titles currently available include:

  • film1Apollo 13
  • Gandhi
  • Schindler’s List
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Wall-E
  • The Social Network
  • Cars
  • Frozen
  • Inside Out
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Annie Hall
  • Moneyball
  • West Side Story
  • And many others…

Audi Cine manages copyrights related to the public presentation of films produced by the studios exclusively represented in Canada and they issue copyright licenses that allow all types of organisations to present films within a public performance environment without infringing upon the Canadian Copyright Act.

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Trades Success Centre

Monday, September 26, 2016


Student success is at the heart of Okanagan College,  and sometimes that success needs a boost. That is where Elke Pritchard and the recently opened Trades Success Centre can help.

Elke’s ready to provide support to Trades students with their studies, including math, writing, learning strategies, and other customized services based on student’s needs or instructor’s recommendations. As well as one-on-one tutoring, the Success Centre offers study space, resource materials, and a TV monitor that connects to laptops and other devices.

Find the Success Centre in Room T118, open Monday-Thursday from 1-5 pm, Friday from 12-4 pm, or call Elke at local 4677 to set up an appointment.

Thank you to the generous support of Okanagan Mission and Ogopogo Rotary Clubs of Kelowna, and the Joyce Foundation, for their assistance with this project.

AskAway chat reference service now open!

Monday, September 19, 2016

AskAwaybannerGot a question?  AskAway!

AskAway is a library and research chat service that makes it easier to find the information you are looking for. Go to, click on Chat Now and choose Okanagan College from the list of libraries, or visit the Library home page. From there, you can access full screen or embedded chat. Library reference staff will help you find and use online library resources, suggest research strategies, help with citations, and answer questions about the Library. You can use AskAway on-campus, at home, or anywhere with Internet access.

AskAway is available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To learn more about AskAway, click here.

Comments from past AskAway users:

“This is a fantastic service, and so innovative! really, really great, thanks!”

“I am very grateful to this tool, it is very convenient and easy to use, and they are extremely friendly…Thank you very much!”

“I think that this is a fantastic service and I really appreciate being able to access help (even from home), so thank you!”

“Great experience! Full of resources and helpful hints. LIFESAVER”

AskAway is a chat service provided by post-secondary libraries across British Columbia and Yukon in collaboration with British Columbia Electronic Library Network and BCcampus. It provides reference and other library assistance to learners, educators, and researchers in BC and Yukon.

For more information, please contact the Library.


Science Literacy Week 2017

Friday, September 16, 2016


Celebrate your inner scientist during Science Literacy Week!

From September 18-24, Science Literacy Week (SLW) takes science out of the classroom and into the community, highlighting the wonder, magic, and excitement of science.

SLW began in 2014 as the brainchild of Jesse Hildebrand. A recent university grad, he wanted to share his love of science and get science books off library shelves and into the hands of readers. Clearly, his energy and passion for science is infectious: from a single city with 5 events in 2014, the week has mushroomed into a festival of science in more than 40 cities across Canada, with hundreds of scheduled events.

From a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in BC to Fossil Friday in Newfoundland, with everything from Lego building to genetic workshops, stargazing to makerspace explorations in between, there’s an activity for everyone. For a complete list of events, check out the SLW website at

Of course, OC Library loves literacy of all stripes! Come visit our campus libraries and check out our Science Literacy Week displays, which pull together a sampling of the thousands of science-related resources that live in the library’s collection. For more info, check out our Science Literacy guide. Plus, watch our Facebook feed, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for science shout-outs all week long.

Back to School, Back to the Library!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome back to Okanagan College for Fall 2016! You’ll see some new faces around & about the campus libraries. Here’s who’s who at our library desks – come say hello to old friends and welcome to new ones.


  • Nicole Arbuckle is working as Reference/Interlibrary Loan Technician, replacing Claudia Valencia, who is on leave for a year.
  • Britannia Hill is temporarily replacing Nicole in her Library Assistant position. Britannia comes to OC from Confederation College, in Thunder Bay.
  • Wendy Argatoff is working a regular part-time shift in the Circulation area and assisting Claudia Cable with some of her Campus Library Assistant duties.
  • Librarians Gilbert Bede and Lindsay Willson have returned from leave.
  • Jill Sinotte returns as Reference & Instruction Librarian.


  • Eva Gavaris, most recently of UBC Okanagan, is the new Campus Librarian.
  • Kathy Ewan is replacing Paula Casorso, who is on leave from her Library Assistant position.
  • Terrena Buck is replacing Kathy, as she did the previous time Paula was on leave.


  • Stacey Davidson, Library Assistant, has taken over from Karen Friesen, who retired on August 31.
  • Sherise Martin has replaced Stacey for the permanent sessional Monday to Thursday evening position.
  • Lauren Bossler, a Vernon Library auxiliary, has been hired for the permanent sessional Sunday/Monday position.

Kelowna Learning Centre

  • Elke Pritchard, who last year worked in the Kelowna Learning Centre, is the new Trades Success Centre Coordinator. She works Monday to Friday afternoons, in T118.
  • Karolynn Green has returned to her position as English/Writing Coordinator after a year’s leave.

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