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As the fall term nears, UBC faculty are invited to innovate with the Faculty Information Literacy Toolkit.

In partnership with UBC librarians, faculty members and students, the toolkit was developed to support the creation of research assignments and instruction that address students’ information literacy levels and needs.

The toolkit provides faculty with:

• Tips for developing a research assignment that addresses five key information literacy skills;

• Resources and tools from UBC Library and other institutions that assist in developing student research skills;

• An information literacy assignment checklist that offers a way to assess one’s own assignments;

• Examples of assignments that focus on the information literacy skills of emerging academic researchers; and

• Additional resources and materials.


For more information, please contact Erin Fields, UBC Library’s Teaching and Learning Librarian.




According to the US-based National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2012 survey, employers value teamwork, verbal communication skills, decision-making and problem-solving, and the ability to obtain and process information the most highly of their top ten desired traits. Surprisingly, the ability to create and edit written reports, and the ability to sell or influence others were rated least highly of the ten. Employers responding to the Job Outlook 2012 survey said they plan to hire 9.5 percent more new graduates in 2011-12 than they did in 2010-11.

Passport to the Internet, is a UBC Library licensed Internet literacy tutorial.  It is designed to help students in Grades 4 to 8 develop the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences by enabling them to use popular online tools and Web sites in a secure and ethical manner, and to their full potential.  Come to this session to learn more about this valuable teaching resource.

This session is taking place today (Thursday, 3 November) from 12:15-1:00 pm in Scarfe 155 (inside the Education Library). 

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