Information Connections: Information Literacy, Technology, and Research Skills

TitleInformation Connections: Information Literacy, Technology, and Research Skills
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Library
StatusCompleted
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/1998
Completion03/31/2001
Funding Details
Year 1: Project TitleInformatics Training Series: information navigation and electronic communication skills for UBC students
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year1998/1999
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMartha Whitehead
Year 1: Team Members

Martha Whitehead, Head, Information Services, UBC Library

Year 1: Summary

To develop a visible and structured curriculum through which students in any discipline can:

  • gain exposure to a broad spectrum of information resources, and technologies for information retrieval, personal information management and communications;
  • learn how to use these resources and tools effectively;
  • build research abilities supporting not only course studies but lifelong learning.

To provide peer teaching opportunities for students in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and other relevant disciplines.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year1999/2000
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorMartha Whitehead
Year 2: Funded Amount50,000
Year 2: Team Members

Martha Whitehead, Head, Information Services, UBC Library

Year 2: Summary
  • To provide students with the information literacy skills they need in their studies at UBC, their careers and throughout their lives, by:
    • providing workshops on information resources and technologies,
    • open to all students;┬áteaching classes on information resources and technologies, within regular course.
  • To provide peer teaching opportunities for students in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and other relevant disciplines.
Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2000/2001
Year 3: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorMartha Whitehead
Year 3: Funded Amount50,000
Year 3: Team Members

Martha Whitehead, Head, Information Services, UBC Library
Tim Atkinson, Education Library
Lee Ann Bryant, MacMillan Library
Elizabeth Caskey, David Lam Library
Jocelyn Godolophin, Koerner Library
Brenda Peterson, Fine Arts Library and Special Collections
Margaret Price, Woodward Library
Bonnie Stableford, Science and Engineering
Sandra Wilkins, Law Library

Year 3: Summary

Information Connections helps students in all disciplines gain information literacy and research skills that are essential for academic success and life-long learning. These skills are becoming more important than ever before, as information technology provides access to an ever-expanding range of resources, and UBC develops learner-centred undergraduate curricula that emphasize research-based inquiry and problem solving.

Information Connections provides:

  • workshops and tutorials on information resources and technologies, open to all students.
  • classes on information resources and technologies, within regular courses.

Information Connections provides peer teaching opportunities for students in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, and other relevant disciplines.