Information Services

LIBE 467 (3.0) Online Course Outline


There are three major assignments that will comprise your Collection Development e-portfolio.

  • Evaluation and Replacement of a Reference Work
  • Collaboratively Planned Unit supporting an evolving educator
  • Evaluation Plan for improving your Reference Services and Section

Students will also maintain a blog where they will reflect each other of the three themes, as well as publish their three major assignments. Students will participate in small group peer feedback on their blog posts. (UBC Calendar)

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.


The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of a variety of K-12 reference materials and services and the instructional support necessary to make these an important component of the school library program.

  • Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
  • Evaluate, select and manage print and electronic reference materials.
  • Recognize and recommend those reference materials and resources required to meet the needs of students and staff.
  • Provide effective instructional practices that support student and staff use of references.
  • Use reference materials to support curriculum topics through collaborative planning and teaching.
  • Integrate the utilization of reference materials with the goals of information literacy.

LIBE 467 is a core course for the Diploma in Education – Teacher-Librarianship.  LIBE 467 is one course for the Certificate in Teacher-Librarianship.


This course will be offered online on Canvas –

1 Information Literacy and Reference Services in Schools
2 The Reference Process and Information Skills
3 Building a Reference Collection for your School Library
4 Print / Non-print: Benefits of Various Reference Formats and Considerations for Selection
5 Information Services and Cooperative Program Planning and Teaching
6 Dictionaries, General and Special Encyclopedias
7 Thesauri, Handbooks, Almanacs and Yearbooks
8 Indexes, Abstracts and Full-text Databases
9 Maps, Atlases and other Geographical Sources
10 Bibliographies, Biographies, Directories and The Library Catalogue
11 Grey Literature, the World Wide Web and the Deep
12 Managing the Reference Collection


Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604.822.4742, or toll-free in North America: 1.800.661.3889 or
Order online:

  • Riedling, Ann. Reference Skills for the School Library Media Specialist: Tools and Tips, Third Edition.  Linworth Publishers. (2013)  ISBN: 9781586835286

Students should also have access to:

  • Asselin, M., Branch, J., & Oberg, D., (Eds). (2003) Achieving Information Literacy: Standards for School Library Programs in Canada. Ottawa, ON: Canadian School Library Association & The Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada.
  • Canadian Libraries Association. Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Libraries Association
  • A school or community library collection to complete the assignments for this course.


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to


Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122

Latest Revision on: October 26, 2018