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Teaching Resources for New Librarians & Library Staff

Contact the Team

Instructors, want to add Library instruction to your course? Reach out to your subject librarian at UBCV or UBCO


Have we missed a resource or have general inquiries? Contact the TLT Team for support. 


New librarians can benefit from mentorship, shadowing, and/or peer feedback on teaching practices. There is a helpful community of UBC librarians with teaching expertise who are here to provide support. See the TLT Confluence page for more resources on Peer Instruction at UBC.

You can ask specific questions or set up mentorship or feedback opportunities by email through the Teaching Community of Practice listserv ( You can also directly contact the co-chairs of the Teaching and Learning Team: you can find contact information for the current co-chairs on the TLT Confluence page.

Lesson Planning

The following resources provide tools that can be used in lesson design:

Recommended Articles

The following articles are recommended reading on lesson design:

  • Arnold-Garza, S. (2014). The flipped classroom teaching model and its use for information literacy instruction. Communications in information literacy, 8(1), 9.
  • Reinbold, S. (2013). Using the ADDIE model in designing library instruction. Medical reference services quarterly, 32(3), 244-256.

Tools for Engagement

For tools to assist in your teaching please see the Teaching and Learning Team Tools Confluence page. This resource discusses a variety of instructional tools such as accessible tools, evaluation tools, video creation tools, lecture capture and more.

Subject Specific Teaching Resources