Synchronous and Asynchronous
The BCIT Library’s mission is “to strengthen learning, teaching, and research at BCIT through innovative and effective resources, partnerships and services.”
The Library offers Instruction and Support as listed below:
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 courses are 1 to 2 hours and can be booked through your program’s liaison librarian.
Digital Literacy refers to the ability of individuals using digital technologies to find and manage information (a.k.a. information literacy) and beyond to include communication with others, collaboration and teamwork, social awareness in the digital environment, understanding of e-safety and creation of new information (a.k.a. Digital Citizenship). Digital Literacy is underpinned by critical thinking and evaluation.
The BCIT Digital Literacy suite of self-directed online courses are available for Self-Registration in the Learning Hub. Each module is individually badged when successfully completed.
Emerging and Advanced Technologies
MediaWorks is a collaborative production facility offering help to students, faculty, and staff, by offering instruction and support with the following: Video and audio editing, Various Software, PowerPoint, poster creation, Laser cutting, Vacuum Former, Cricut, and much more. Best to book a virtual appointment.
Peer tutoring / writing support
The Learning Commons is a collaborative framework of peer-mediated services designed to support students and help them succeed at BCIT. These sessions are virtual drop-ins. The scheduled is posted on the website.
BCIT Digital Memories
The BCIT Archives & Special Collections contain the official and unofficial BCIT community created materials, documenting the history of BCIT and its role in local and provincial history.
The Archivist teaches how the full-text data can add to research and how these documents can be used in teaching. Digital content in the online database is added to continually. Sessions are booked with the Archivist.
Open Education / Open Access Publishing
Open educational resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that are created with the intention of being freely available to users anywhere. E.g., textbooks, multi-media files, software, etc. Most are covered by licenses that allow for using, re-mixing, and sharing. Find out more about Open Education at BCIT.
BCIT Open Journal Publishing: BCIT Library provides support to open access journals. We provide training and instruction for journals created by a faculty and instructors using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) publishing software.
cIRcuit, BCIT’s Open Access, Institutional Research Repository provides open access to BCIT research output including BCIT theses, applied research papers, student projects and capstone, faculty publications, and research data.
Visit the Digital Scholarship LibGuide for resources and information.
Records Management (RM)
The Records Management program helps you to be in full compliance with BCIT privacy protection and records management policies and procedures. The training sessions are on any record related projects that specific departments may be undergoing. This includes naming conventions and mass clean ups of electronic records. The training sessions can be 45 minutes to an hour long.
We hope you find what you are looking for.
Your suggestions are always welcome.
Please contact the liaison librarian for your program.