Have you checked out the new Great Reads collection at the Education Library? Located on the main level of the library, the Great Reads collection features fiction and non-fiction books for adult and young adult audiences. The purpose of the collection is to support the practice of leisure reading.

In addition to supporting health and wellness in general, reading for pleasure can lead to positive effects on academic performance. In “Why Your Academic Library Needs a Popular Reading Collection Now More Than Ever,” Dewan (2010) argues that reading for pleasure “provides opportunities for the focused and sustained reading that students are doing with less frequency since the advent of the Internet.” (p. 10). According to Rathe and Blankenship (2006), leisure reading can help students see new perspectives, support the comprehension of more difficult texts, and develop critical thinking skills. Reading for pleasure is relaxing, informative, and can open up new understandings of humanity.

Do you have a suggestion for a “great read”? What book has inspired you? Let us know, and we may add it to the collection. Submit your suggestion here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7a3BXz2jJmBROXr

Great Reads collections can be found at many of UBC’s libraries. For more information on UBC Library’s Great Reads collections, visit: https://greatreads.library.ubc.ca/

References

Dewan, P. (2010). Why your academic library needs a popular reading collection now more than ever. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 17(1), 44-64.

Rathe, B., & Blankenship, L. (2006). Recreational reading collections in academic libraries. Collection Management, 30(2), 73-85.

 Young Adult Fiction @UBCEdLib is a gathering of popular, classic and current titles in the YA Literature genre. Find these books in the latest “Collection Spotlight” area at the Education Library branch.

UBC Education Library has it’s Remembrance Day books on display at the main level breezeway Collection Spotlight area.  Please search “remembrance day” in the search box on the EdLib homepage for a list of books on the topic.

Discover some fabulous books on Autumn, Harvest, Leaves and Migration! Our new display is up!
Booklist on Autumn, Harvest, Leaves, and Migration

Join UBC students and faculty to discuss what secondary students need to know to be successful in the post-secondary environment. By making connections between inquiry-based learning in the K-12 context and information literacy in the post-secondary environment, attendees will explore opportunities for educators to support student transition between K-12 and higher education.

Orange Shirt Day is September 30. UBC Library’s research guide has compiled curated lists of materials which address the reality of the Indian Residential Schools. Many include additional resources for teaching or encouraging discussion at home.

Science Literacy Week (September 16-22, 2019) is an annual celebration of science in Canada, in which libraries, universities, museums and other partners offer events and displays to highlight research and learning at our institutions.

Our new major book display is up just in time for the start of the new academic year!  The theme is “how do library services and resources support the development of multiple literacies?”
Browse this display on the main level of the library just outside the Young Learners Library.

The display is designed to complement the Unlock Library Literacy workshops that each teacher education student will participate in as part of LLED 350 or LLED 360 during September. Students will actively explore a selection of library resources and get to know the Education Library at the same time. Exploration stations are focused on themes of Indigenous perspectives and critical literacy, differentiated reading materials, leisure reading, coding and computational thinking resources, and “making” stories through unplugged STEAM activities.

The following essential questions are our guides for exploration: 

What role does the library play in literacy education? How do library services and resources support the development of multiple literacies?

The Unlock Library Literacy workshops model a gamified approach to learning design. Research indicates that gamification of education can improve learning outcomes, engagement and motivation, self-efficacy, and knowledge retention (Rabah, Cassidy, & Beauchemin, 2018). During the workshops, students will receive a series of numbers after completing each station, which can be used to unlock a box and get a surprise.

Reference:

Rabah, J., Cassidy, R., & Beauchemin, R. (2018, November). Gamification in Education: Real Benefits or Edutainment?. In European Conference on e-Learning (pp. 489-XIX). Academic Conferences International Limited.

UBC Education Library is pleased to announce a new series of themed booklists on topics related to teaching, learning, and children’s literature. The UBC Education Library Booklists offer an entry point to the collection by highlighting suggested books on a variety of topics. Each list features titles about current and historical topics in education, pedagogy, and the BC K-12 curriculum.

Depending on the theme, you will see a list of suggested teaching resources in print or electronic format, picture books, and information books. Topic-specific keyword suggestions accompany each list to help find more titles on the topic in the collection. All books featured on the UBC Education Library Booklists are available at the Education Library, either in print or online.

The booklists are a work in progress. New lists will be released roughly twice per week throughout the year. Check them out today and let us know what you think! And, follow @ubcedlib on Twitter to keep up to date on new booklists as they are available.

UBC Education Library Booklist handouts are available in print at the Service Desk for quick reference.

These lists are also available as a PDF handout if you’re looking for a quick list of books as a jumping-off point on a certain topic.  You can find these print copies at the UBC Education Library Service Desk.

Thanks to Jennifer Abel, Wendy Traas, Emily Fornwald, Carmen Marchal and Elena P. for all their hard work creating these lists and handouts.

Hello new patrons! Welcome to UBC Education Library!

Visit our Collection Spotlight located in the main breezeway area of our branch.  This spotlight changes twice a month, and sometimes more!  Here you’ll find an assortment of books that will highlight a theme, a holiday, or a subject in our collection, displayed in a way that makes it easy for you to view and browse.

Feel free to borrow any book you see on these shelves as we “restock” this area daily!

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