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Learning Commons

Information Literacy Instruction

In-Class Instruction via Zoom

Classes can include basic orientation to the Learning Commons, advanced research for upper-level classes, or specific resources suited to any course assignment. All of the information literacy instruction sessions can be customized for individual classes. Librarians also offer instruction at the Fairview campus. Please contact your personal librarian if you would like more information on library instruction or would like to schedule a session. Please schedule instruction sessions at least 48 hours in advance.

Library Instruction Request Form
Fill out this form to request a library instruction session for your class.


Asynchronous Information Literacy Instruction

In addition to synchronous sessions with a librarian, librarians are willing to create on demand sessions customized to your curriculum and assignments directly into your D2L course. 

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Research Techniques (how to find journal articles and books)
  • Using Electronic Resources (i.e. databases and e-books)
  • Citation Styles (APA, MLA, Chicago)
  • Plagiarism
  • How to Evaluate a Website
  • One-on-One Research Appointments

Librarians are happy to customize these modules to best suit your course and you retain full control over your class and the material. While asynchronous sessions aren't a replacement for time with a librarian, they can help your students become familiar with resources available to them, and introduce them to important research skills. 

Library Instruction Request Form


Online Course Guides

An online course guide is a research guide specifically designed for a course and/or research project. These guides could include information on relevant resources, such as reference sources, databases, and websites. They can also a variety of tutorials on the research process. Course guides can be conveniently linked to D2L and linked on the Learning Commons website. They are usually made to accompany an information literacy instruction session, but you can request an Online Course Guide separate from In-Class Instruction. If you're interested in having a course guide designed specifically for your class, contact your personal librarian.


Individual Instruction or Research Consultation

The librarians will gladly schedule individual in-depth appointments for faculty, staff, and students of NWP. Please contact a librarian to schedule your instruction visit.

Grande Prairie Campus
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C4
Phone: 1-780-539-2939
Fairview Campus
11235-98 Avenue
Fairview,AB T0H 1L0
Phone: 1-780-835-6750