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Camosun Library Faculty Services: About us

Camosun’s librarians contribute to student growth and development through a variety of activities.

What we do

Librarians provide a range of services to support teaching, learning, and research. We collaborate with instructors to develop student-centered programming and collections.

Librarians are information experts – we assess the information needs of our patrons and create specialized materials and services (such as online research guides and information literacy classes) to meet these needs.

Librarians welcome opportunities to collaborate with instructors on a variety of projects, and to participate in departmental meetings or committees where library or information needs are discussed.

Don't hesitate to contact us to find out more about what librarians do – or how we can partner with you.

A librarian for every subject

Librarians at Camosun work within assigned subject areas to provide both research support and instruction for specific fields of study and areas of expertise. We:

  • design and teach effective information literacy sessions to support your curriculum and learning outcomes
  • create online learning resources (research guides) tailored to your subject or course needs
  • provide assistance in selecting resources for your reading lists
  • consider suggestions for new materials for the collection
  • advise at meetings or on committees where library or information needs are discussed
  • collaborate with you on projects and/or research

What are library sessions like?

Librarians and Instructional Faculty collaborate to make sure that library instructional sessions are tailored to your class assignments or desired learning outcomes. 

Classes typically include:

  • demonstrations of resources and information technology tools including:
  • hands-on-learning activities
  • subject specific databases, statistical sources  & source information tools
  • research and citation guides
  • individual exploration related to course assignments

At Lansdowne, classes are usually held in the Library Learning Lab.

At Interurban, instructors must request computer lab space through Room Bookings (please allow yourself time for this process). Librarians are happy to provide guidance about which rooms work best for your class size and make-up.

Sessions should be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your preferred date/time and to allow for session preparation. Instructors are encouraged to attend and participate in the sessions.

Why Information Literacy Matters!

Information literacy goes much deeper than spotting the difference between "Fake News" and documented fact.

While at Camosun College information literacy skills will help students choose quality sources for research assignments!

After college information literacy improves your life and makes you a more informed citizen.

Strong Information Literacy skills help everyone:

♦ choose the best deal when buying a house or car;

♦ navigate a new city without their cell phone;

♦ understand financial and legal documents; benefits? mortgage? marriage? insurance claims?

 

Liaison Librarians

As faculty peers subject liaison librarians can collaborate with instructors to develop student-centered programming and collections.

Please see below for detailed information about your individual subject liaison librarian and our areas of specialization. We look forward to working with you.


Not sure which subject librarian to consult?

 

 

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Gwenda Bryan, BA, MLIS
Library Chair

Emailbryang@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-3610

Subject areas & specializations

Sciences (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics)
Environmental Technology, Geography
Math & Statistics
Integrated Library System & Database Administrator
Resource Discovery & Access
Technical Services Advisor
Information Literacy Coordinator (Lansdowne)

 

 

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‚ÄčMargie Clarke, BA, MLIS 

Emailclarkem@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-4533

Subject areas & specializations

Business (Accounting, Applied Business Technology, Economics, Human Resources, Marketing, Public Administration)
Sport (Exercise Athletic Therapy, Sport Management, Adventure Education, Massage)
Trades (all program areas)
Information Literacy Coordinator (Interurban)
Research Guide Administrator
 

 


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Alexandrea (Ally) Flynn, BA, BEd, MLIS

Emailflynna@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-4633

Subject areas & specializations

English
Communications (Comics & Graphic Novels, Digital Communication, Digital Production & Design, Creative Writing)
Technology (Civil, Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science)
Media: all program areas
 

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Jennifer Lambert, BA, MLS

Emaillambert@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-3605

Subject areas & specializations

Visual Arts (Art, Art History)
Languages (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish)
Access (College Prep, English language Development, BEST, Community Learning Partners)
Serials & databases
Interlibrary loan
AskAway Coordinator

 


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Robbyn Lanning, BFA (Hon), MA, MLIS 

Emaillanningr@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-3501

Subject areas & specializations

Anthropology
Humanities (Asia-Pacific Studies, Global Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion)
Indigenous Studies
• Music
Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning 
Indigenization & reconciliation 
CCspace institutional repository 
Engagement & promotion 

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Patricia (Patsy) Scott, BSc (Hon), MLIS

Emailscottp@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-3606

Subject areas & specializations

Health and Human Services (Community, Family & Child Studies; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Early Learning & Care; Mental Health & Addictions)
Social Sciences (Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology)

 



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Jacqueline (Jackie) McFarlan,  MLIS

Emailmcfarlanj@camosun.ca
Phone: 250-370-3630

Subject areas & specializations

Health and Human Services (Nursing, Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant, Medical Imaging & Diagnostic Science, Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant)
Open Resources