Teaching and Learning

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The Library supports the development of life-long information literacy skills in an increasingly information-intensive world.

Information literacy skills are essential for critical and reflective thinking. These core skills enable informed choices about utilizing appropriate resources, help synthesize and analyze existing information and aid in identifying gaps where new research or innovation can occur.

UBC Library provides our users with instruction that not only addresses how to access and use information resources, but also how to critically reflect on the information retrieved. Developing information literacy skills is a key component to all of our instruction.

Librarians work with faculty members to develop a curriculum that meets the subject specific needs of the students and addresses key information literacy standards. Courses are delivered in-person, as part of virtual workshops and research assistance, through online guides and tutorials geared to specific course work, and through co-development of research assignments with faculty.


“The Library has accommodated doctoral requests for special tutoring both in our usual classroom as well as within the Library itself. The librarians have offered help aimed at each student in my program. The service level and commitment to our learning has been exceptional in every way.” – Graduate student, Faculty of Education



Whether you are a student or a faculty member, the Library has a number of librarians who can help assist you with your teaching and learning initiatives.

For questions on how we can assist with your faculty-specific needs, please contact your subject librarian to find out how to get started.