Updates and Announcements for 2019/2020:
Practicum Loans: This year, teacher candidates will be able to borrow items in the Education Library for the entirety of their extended practicum period. Look for official opening and closing dates for practicum loan borrowing to be announced in early 2020.
Makerspace Kit Booking: Makerspace technology booking will be available again this year for teacher candidates’ extended practicums. Beginning in December 2019, teacher candidates can book popular educational technologies for specific times during their practicums to ensure that the items are available and held for them to pick up. More information and the link to our booking form can be found on this page: https://education.library.ubc.ca/makerspacekits/.
Community Field Experience: The Education Library will be the community partner option for teacher candidates during their Community Field Experience in Spring 2020. Any teacher candidates who are interested in school or academic libraries, teacher librarianship, and/or K-12 information literacy, can find more information about CFE project opportunities in our community partner profile, available here: https://cfe.educ.ubc.ca/ubc-education-library/.
Themed Booklists: In early September, the Education Library will be launching our new themed booklists—curated lists of library books to support popular teaching topics. Lists will include teaching resources and picture books to support topics including Inquiry-based Teaching & Learning, BC Core Competencies, Inclusive classrooms, SOGI Education, Indigenous Education, Residential School History and Impacts, Assessment, and more. Check out the Education Library website and Twitter page (@UBCEdLib) for more booklist news and announcements.
REMINDER: UBC LIBRARY SYLLABUS SERVICE
As of August 21, UBC faculty can submit course readings/syllabi via direct upload into the Library Online Course Reserves system (LOCR) or via email. The Syllabus Service offers faculty a full-service option for providing learning content to students in LOCR, which is integrated with Canvas, while conforming with Canadian copyright law and existing UBC license agreements and policies. Learn more about the Syllabus Service and processing timelines:
EDUCATION LIBRARY INSTRUCTION
This fall, librarians have been providing Unlock Library Literacy workshops for all sections of LLED 350/360 with the goal of increasing teacher candidates’ understanding of the library and the ways in which library services and resources support the development of multiliteracies. Additionally, we have been leading library orientations and research support sessions for graduate courses in all departments.
EDUC 450/451 Instructors:
In October and November, librarians will be attending a number of EDUC 450 classes to conduct a Researching for Inquiry workshop. In these sessions, we guide teacher candidates as they develop criteria for selecting and evaluating information sources and cover searching strategies for their inquiry assignments. If you have not yet booked one of these workshops for your EDUC 450 class and would like to, please contact your liaison librarian or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
UPCOMING RESEARCH COMMONS WORKSHOPS
The UBC Research Commons’ is now open for the 2019-2020 academic year. They have a number of upcoming workshops for graduate students covering a breadth of topics, including citation management software, literature and systematic review methods, thesis formatting, qualitative data analysis software NVivo.
All workshops are listed on the calendar of events. Please share this link with your graduate students: bit.ly/2PBxN1d