Cultivating success for English as an Additional Language Students: a Library Flexible Learning Partnership

Title Cultivating success for English as an Additional Language Students: a Library Flexible Learning Partnership
Faculty/College/Unit VP Academic
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2016
Completion 12/31/2016
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Sandra Zappa-Hollman
Year 1: Funded Amount 29,059
Year 1: Project Status Active
Year 1: Team Members

Simon Neame, Associate University Librarian / Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Library
Aleteia Greenwood, Head, Woodward Library, UBC Library
Anne Olsen, Head, Koerner Library, UBC Library
Hana Kim, Head, Asian Library, UBC Library
Jeremy Buhler, Assessment Librarian, UBC Library
Jeff Miller, Senior Associate Director, Projects and Faculty Partnerships, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Joanne Fox, Principal and Academic Director, UBC Vantage College
Amber Shaw, Lecturer, Academic English Program, UBC Vantage College
Jennifer Walsh Marr, Lecturer, Academic English Program, UBC Vantage College
Eilidh Singh, Coordinator, Academic English Support Program, UBC English Language Institute

Project Summary

UBC Library provides learning support for students across campus in all faculties and departments. Library services and programs that directly support student learning and success include, but are not limited to, online and in-class instruction and tutorials to develop library and information literacy skills, research support, and workshops. UBC Vantage College students can access these services in the same way that any and all students can. However, library services are not always customized or targeted to the specific learning needs of international, multilingual students.

For our pilot project, a co-op student from SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, supervised by a librarian at UBC Library, and in collaboration with the faculty and students at Vantage College, will develop online and classroom-based instructional resources to support Vantage College student success specifically, and all international, multilingual students at UBC more broadly, to take advantage of a suite of resources and services offered by UBC Library.

Project Report 2016-Zappa-Hollman-Final-WEB.pdf