Video tutorials introduce users to collections research at the VHEC

For the past two semesters, the VHEC worked with students enrolled in LIBR 535: Instructional Role of the Librarian, taught by instructor Fiona Hunt at UBC.  The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundation in learning theory, instructional design and information literacy instruction. Students work with real clients, like the VHEC, to create an instructional resource. In our case, students created video tutorials to explain features of our online collections catalogue.

For term one, Andrea, Matthew, Jill, Martin and Claire approached the subject of the lightbox, a collaborative research tool. Watch their video:

For term two, Andy, Emma, Jack and Katelyn tacked the subject of the finding aid, and how archival material is organized and presented online. Watch their video:

According to their professor, real life experiences are incredibly valuable and instructive for students preparing to enter the field of library and archives. We’re pleased to support new professionals interested interested in the field, and thank them for their great work on these videos!