BCIT Library offers information literacy training to support learning, teaching and research. Information Literacy courses are delivered both:
Best practice has shown that information literacy skills are best developed within the context of academic programmes.
Information Literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." (American Library Association, 2016).
Information literacy develops skills which benefit students in all disciplines. These skills are essential when searching for appropriate and credible sources. The Librarians create program specific instructional sessions that focus on various aspects of information literacy. Such sessions include:
The BCIT Librarians teach research skills classes for students at the request of the course instructor. The classes are available for booking throughout the year.
Length of class: The classes are two-hour hands-on or shorter 50 minute introductory sessions, and are customized based on the needs of the students. We can also drop into your class for a 10 -20 minutes session on how to use a specialized database or tool.
COVID-19 made a difference in our numbers!
Total number of sessions taught: 147
Number of students taught: 5,236 (reflects students attending multiple sessions)
Total number of sessions taught: 210
Number of students taught: 7,053 (reflects students attending multiple sessions)