Michelle Ward

Librarian, Kelowna Campus (Central Region)

Okanagan College Library

Kelowna, BC, Canada

Tel: +1 (250) 7625445 ext 4749

Email: mward@okanagan.bc.ca

 

Welcome to my website at Okanagan College library.      

The following pages are designed to support the library’s reference and information services to students and faculty.

Visit the library webpage for access to databases and e-resources, research guides and more research help.

 

Information skills training

 

You will find here softcopies of my presentations for respective information and research skills classes & workshops.

If you need hard copy, click on the print version (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader). You will also find Notes given as handouts at selected workshops.

·         Library research instruction, by subject area

Health and Social Development

·   Early Childhood Education.  Okanagan College ECED Department, Kelowna. ECED117, September 2008. [power point show] [print version] [notes]

History

·   Contemporary World from World War II to the Present Evaluation of Internet Resources for History, HIST125 ,June  2008

 

·   Canadian History to 1867, Scholarly history research skills across Voyager OPAC, databases and the web plus Chicago style. Okanagan College History Department, Kelowna, HIST112, May 2007 & May 2008. [power point show] [print version][notes]

 

·   Canadian History to 1867, Scholarly history research skills across Voyager OPAC and databases plus Chicago style. Okanagan College History Department, Penticton, HIST112, October 2006. [power point show] [print version][notes]

 

·   Canada since Confederation, Scholarly history research skills across Voyager OPAC and databases plus Chicago style. Okanagan College History Department, Penticton, HIST122, January 2007. [power point show] [print version][notes]

 

·   United States since 1865, Scholarly history research skills across Voyager OPAC, databases and the web, plus Chicago style. Okanagan College History Department, Penticton, HIST221, January 2007. [power point show] [print version][notes]

English

·   University Writing, Scholarly research on topical issues using Voyager OPAC, databases and online reference sources plus MLA documentation style. Okanagan College English Department, Kelowna, ENGL100, May 2007. [power point show] [print version][notes]

 

·   Readings in Short Fiction & the Novel, Scholarly research based on literary analysis and criticism resources from Voyager OPAC and databases plus MLA documentation style. Okanagan College English Department, Kelowna, ENGL151, May 2007 & May 2008. [power point show] [print version][notes]

 

·   Introduction to library info skills for Literary Criticism (William Shakespeare & Margaret Laurence)  Okanagan College English Department, Penticton, ENGL012, September 2006. [power point show] [print version]

 

·   Advanced searching for articles & websites for Literary Criticism Okanagan College English Department, Penticton, ENGL012, October 2006. [power point show] [print version]

 

·   Library research skills on Voyager OPAC and databases for Argumentative Essay on topical issues. Okanagan College English Department, Penticton, ENGL080, December 2006. [power point show] [print version]

 

·   Library Survivor skills for ENGL080, inspired by the CBS series and covering Voyager OPAC, Online Reference Resources, finding articles, and MLA style. Okanagan College, Kelowna, ENGL080 Chantal Messett, Sep 2008. [power point show] [print version] [notes]

Business Administration - Hospitality 

·   Business of Tourism On the Right Track . Research skills & resources specific to tourism term projects, across Voyager OPAC, databases, statistical sources, web resources plus APA citation style, Okanagan College Business School, Kelowna, HOSP210, January 2008.

[power point show]

 

·   Business of Tourism On the Right Track . Research skills & resources specific to tourism term projects Okanagan College Business School, Penticton, HOSP210, January 2007. [power point show] [print version]

 

·   Management Principles: resources & skills for Canadian Company Research, Okanagan College Business School, Penticton, BuAD123, January 2007. [notes]

Psychology

·   Introduction to Psychology: PSYCINFO search guide (EBSCOhost) plus APA citation style, Okanagan College Psychology Dept, Kelowna, PSYC111, May 2008. [notes]

 

Library research guides, by subject area

English

·   The literature guide offers suggestions for organizing your research and contains selected subject specific resources available at Okanagan College Library and via the internet. It is intended to provide a starting point for literary criticism, sufficient for basic research needs.

 

Bibliographies

·   Learning College Concept    Okanagan College, January 2007

·   Problem-Based Learning (PBL)   Temasek Polytechnic, March 2002

 

BC Virtual Reference

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This service, co-ordinated by  BC ELN (British Columbia Electronic Library Network) is designed to help college and university students in British Columbia with their research for term papers, assignments and other academic projects. Library staff are available to chat in real-time and help you … Real people. Real help.

 

Much more on Information Literacy …

 

Canadian and North American perspectives:

 

WILU   most recently hosted in May 2008 by University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), Kelowna, BC, Canada

http://www.library.ubc.ca/wilu2008/

 

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

(American Library Association, 2000)

http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/standards.pdf

 

 

For international perspectives, starting with an Australian genesis:

 

Christine Bruce QUT pages on information literacy

http://www.perceptualworlds.fit.qut.edu.au/   in particular consult

il resources created by Christine & other resources   http://www.perceptualworlds.fit.qut.edu.au/il/ 

Christine’s own research & publication   Seven Faces of Information Literacy in Higher Education 

For higher education faculty & librarians-

    Developing Information Literate Graduates: Prompts for Good Practice

    info lit blueprint   http://www.griffith.edu.au/ins/training/computing/web/blueprint/content_blueprint.html

    six frames   http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/italics/vol5-1/pdf/sixframes_final%20_1_.pdf

& keep updated via an international info lit blog spot   http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/2007/04/christine-bruce-at-lilac.html

 

 

IL in tertiary education in Australia

Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy Framework / Alan Bundy 2nd ed 2004 (sponsored by CAUL Information Literacy Working Group – information literacy standards and advice on IL in tertiary education)

http://www.caul.edu.au/info-literacy/InfoLiteracyFramework.pdf

http://www.caul.edu.au/info-literacy/publications.html

 

 

Info Lit web pages from Australian universities

http://www.caul.edu.au/info-literacy/directory.html

 

including my  former library employer,

1. Information Literacy at Central Queensland University (CQU) 

COMPASS library help online @ CQU Library

http://www.library.cqu.edu.au/finding/compass/main/index.htm

 

 

2. Information Literacy at QUT Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

http://www.library.qut.edu.au/about/infolit/index.jsp

 

PILOT, QUT Library's online information literacy tutorial, for undergraduate students covering all facets of information seeking and evaluation.

http://pilot.library.qut.edu.au/   http://www.library.qut.edu.au/learn/pilot.jsp

 

Advanced Information Retrieval Skills (AIRS) - an online information literacy course provided by QUT Library in support of the research needs of post-graduate students

https://airs.library.qut.edu.au/about/ ,  http://www.library.qut.edu.au/learn/airs/index.jsp

 

 

 

More International Perspectives …

 

Europe

 

CILIP Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals, United Kingdom

CILIP site on information literacy

http://www.cilip.org.uk/policyadvocacy/informationliteracy/definition/default.htm

 

SCONUL Society of College, National and University Libraries, United Kingdom

Working Group on Information Literacy

http://www.sconul.ac.uk/groups/information_literacy/

 

Information Literacy network of Finnish University Libraries, University of Helsinki

IL in Finland :  http://www.helsinki.fi/infolukutaito/english/index.htm

 

Asia

 

Temasek Polytechnic Library (TPL) Singapore

online tutorials

http://spark.tp.edu.sg/lib_home/lib_research/lib_tutorials.htm

 

from a valued TPL colleague, a practitioner’s publication…

Debby R. Wegener  Training Library Patrons the ADDIE way

Chandos Publishing (Oxford), 2006

http://www.chandospublishing.com/chandos_publishing_record_detail.php?ID=94

This book takes an informal and in-depth look at the five steps of the ADDIE model - Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation – as used in library training programmes.

 

Southeast Asian Information Literacy Sources, hosted by National Library Board Academy, Singapore (NLB)

http://nlba.nlb.gov.sg/literacy_06_Singapore.html

 

Global

 

IFLA Information Literacy Section
The primary purpose of the Information Literacy Section is to foster international cooperation in the development of education in information skills for all types of libraries.

 


            Kelowna Friends of the Library (Okanagan Regional Library) celebrating 20 years of support to Kelowna libraries in 2008

        Who are we?

                For membership form and book donations info flyer click here

               

FOL newsletters [Spring 2008] [Winter 2008] [Fall 2007] [Summer 2007] [Winter 2007]                                

 

Upcoming FOL Book Sales:

Summer Outdoor Book Sale @ FOL House, 1898 Barlee Road, Kelowna.

                Saturday 21st June, 9am-2pm, weather permitting!

International Literacy Day mini-book sale @ downtown Kelowna Branch Library, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

                Saturday 6th September

20th Great Okanagan Book Sale @ Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna

                Thursday 16th, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th October

Adult Books (fiction and non-fiction, soft cover & hard cover), Childrens books, CDs DVDs, records, and much more. 

All funds raised go towards special equipment, service developments and programs at our 3 Kelowna city branch libraries.

 

FOL are major sponsors for Summer Reading Club 2008 at Kelowna, Mission and Rutland branch libraries click here for program details

Friends also host authors, guest speakers and events to stimulate use of the libraries, their resources and services, and to support their role in promoting the lifelong joys of reading and the value of literacy.

 

Links

           

Okanagan College Library

                A-to-Z List of All Online Resources @ Okanagan College Library

 

                University of British Columbia Okanagan library

British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)

Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia (CPSLD)  

British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN)

Library & Archives Canada   

 

 

Temasek Polytechnic Library (Singapore) 

Library Association of Singapore (LAS)

National Library Board, Singapore   (NLB)

CONSAL Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians, hosted by National Library Board, Singapore  

 

 

Central Queensland University Library (Rockhampton QLD, Australia)

Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA)

Queensland University Librarians Office of Cooperation (QULOC), Australia  

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)  

National Library of Australia  (NLA)

 

 

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK)  Vaasa, Finland   

 

 

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

                                World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council
Québec City, Canada, 10-14 August 2008
"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"

World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Council
Brisbane, Australia, August 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated 9 September 2008