Did you know we have subject specialists for your area of study? Your liaison librarian is an expert on the research resources in your area and can help you or your students navigate them. Librarians are available through various remote contact options: phone, email and one-on-one virtual appointments. Visit Contact Your Librarian; you can encourage your students to do so as well!
Don't know which librarian to contact? Just email the library using the form on Ask Us, and we'll direct it to the right librarian for you and be in touch.
Created by our Indigenous & Anthropology Subject Liaison Librarian, Rachel Chong, Indigenous Information Literacy is a series of videos that was created to support research with an Indigenous lens. The videos cover topics such as respectful research practices, how to cite Elders & Knowledge Keepers, and how to evaluate Indigenous sources.
The videos are for Indigenous and non-Indigenous instructors alike, their classrooms, and for students who undertake research using Indigenous sources or in Indigenous communities. To view the videos and find a link to a playlist (which you can embed in your Moodle course), visit the Indigenous Information Literacy section of our Indigenous Studies Subject Guide.
Questions? Contact Rachel Chong, Indigenous & Anthropology Subject Liaison Librarian
Our strategic plan has been evolving for over a year and we are excited with the direction it will take the library and how it aligns with KPU's Vision 2023 and Academic Plan 2023.
Thank you to all who provided feedback towards this final version of the plan; we value your thoughts and paid close consideration to every comment. Your contributions have made this plan richer and more meaningful.
Visit About the Library to view the final plan.
The Library's Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources has four modules:
Every module should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and consists of written text, video, interactive H5P activities and a short quiz (linked through your Moodle site) that will be graded.
These modules roughly follow the research process, so you can assign one or more of them to your students depending on the class/assignment requirements at any particular point in the course. We have instructions for embedding the modules, or component parts, into Moodle.
This tutorial is a great alternative to our in-person library research sessions, which are not available during COVID. Need other options? Contact Your Librarian.
Academic Integrity is an open resource from the library that can be easily integrated into your instruction and accessed online anytime. The content is designed to help students understand the importance of adhering to academic integrity principles and raise their awareness around plagiarism, citation, quoting and paraphrasing, and KPU assistance in these areas.
Incorporate this resource into your own lessons to ensure your students read and understand these important concepts. You can link directly to sections of this resource. It is a great opportunity for discussion and reflection work!
You may choose to ask your students to earn an academic integrity awareness badge. To get a badge, students will need to have read and interact with the first four parts of Academic Integrity and then answer the corresponding quizzes in the Academic Integrity Moodle Course. Once earned, the badge will appear on their Moodle profile.
There are also three optional, ungraded modules in Academic Integrity that introduce the main citations styles used at KPU: APA, MLA and Chicago. You can assign the modules individually, depending on what style you use in your course, as a course reading or task. These modules are not connected to the badge.
Visit our Academic Integrity Moodle Course page to access this open resource and for the link for students to enroll to earn their badge.
Questions? Contact Ulrike Kestler, LANC, EDST & Academic Integrity Liaison Librarian.
In this guide, you will find information on seamlessly incorporating library resources--such as video or tutorials--into your Moodle course site.
As long as it is within Fair Dealing, we can scan PDFs and provide direct or embedding links from items within the library's collection; we can even help you find Open Resources for your courses.
Link.Scan.Open. is designed to help alleviate the absence of our Course Reserve process, which provided short-term loans of designated course material from our collections at our Service Desks. This service is actually superior to Course Reserves, as there is no longer limited copies to share among your students!
In this new reality of remote instruction delivery, your students still need access to research and citation style help.
Many students prefer chatting with a librarian through AskAway as they can access help at point-of-need: during their researching or while writing/citing assignments online.
If your students need research or citation help, you can refer them to the Library's Ask Us page (where they can choose to chat, email or text us).
Or you can embed our AskAway chat widget right into your Moodle site.
The Library's Open Publishing Suite of services can help you:
Looking for an ebook to use as a textbook? While we try our hardest to provide online access to e-textbooks, there are some barriers that academic libraries face, often from publishers, when trying to provide access to certain texts online. Even if we already have it in our collection, there may be restrictions regarding the number of simultaneous users or the amount of downloads, for example. Please contact Jen Adams, Acquisitions & Collections Assessment Librarian, if you have a question about an ebook you’d like to assign to your course.