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(780) 644-6070

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(587) 600-0084 

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday & Holidays

Closed

Learner Centre Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Phone

(780) 644-6709

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed  11:00 - 11:30

 

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 

Title Skills Languages

Camille Bultena

    

E: Camille.Bultena@norquest.ca

Ada Szulski

Library Assistant   English  Polish 

As a library services assistant, you will typically find me at the circulation desk helping students and faculty with locating and borrowing resources. You will also find me shelving and organizing materials. In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and playing dnd.

E: Ada.Szulski@norquest.ca

April Lafreniere

Representative I  Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology  Information Literacy  Patron Service  

As an Administrative Library Assistant at NorQuest College, I help students, staff, and the public meet their library needs. At the circulation desk I assist with accessing library resources, navigating the NorQuest College website, and aid library clients in developing the appropriate research and citation skills necessary for academic success. Additionally, as the Administrative Library Assistant I manage NorQuest College Library's invoices, scheduling, bookings, statistics, library promotion, and resource updating.

E: April.Lafreniere@NorQuest.ca

Beth Vandenboogaard

Acquisitions Technician  Acquisitions  Ebooks  Streaming  Cataloguing  

As the Library's Acquisitions Technician I am responsible for purchasing resources for the library collections. You will also find me at the front desk assisting students and staff.

E: Beth.Vandenboogaard@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6081

Eve Poirier

Mgr. Academic Support Centre & Head Librarian. BA, MLIS, MACT  Hiring really talented people  

I oversee the very capable operations that collectively make up the Academic Support Centre. This includes the following services: library service; writing centre; tutoring and coaching service; testing and assessment. Together, we strive to develop self-sufficient learners who are confident in their academic pursuits, research skills, and problem resolution.

E: Eve.Poirier@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6258

Gisele Ramgoolam

Lead, Library Services  Cataloging  Collections French 

As head cataloger, I am responsible for the organization and classification of the library's print and audio-visual resources. I lead the Collection Development Team and I supervise the part-time Library Assistants. You will also see me at the front desk assisting students and staff.

E: Gisele.Ramgoolam@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6078

Kathy Zarft

Team Lead, Library Technologies and Technical Services  Ezproxy  EBSCO Discovery Service  ebooks  online video  

I love investigating and implementing new technologies. I provide support for the library's technology and lead the purchasing and cataloging team. I troubleshoot any problems with off-campus access to our ebooks, databases or online video. I select materials for our Easy Reading collection and am very interested in promoting the benefits of reading to our students.

E: Kathy.Zarft@NorQuest.ca
T: 780 644-6077

Leah Townsend

Instruction Librarian  Captivate  Nursing  Psychology  Philosophy  Distance Students  

As an instruction librarian, I provide support for on-campus and distance students to help develop their research, citation and critical thinking skills. I teach classroom instruction sessions and meet with students for face-to-face and online appointments. I am also developing online interactive tutorials which focus on many essential library skills.

E: Leah.Townsend@NorQuest.ca
T: 780 644-6074

Liz Fulton Lyne

Lead Librarian (Instruction), BA, MA, MLIS  English Literature  Women's Studies  Information Literacy  Research Guides  

I am responsible for teaching and leading the ongoing development of our library's information literacy program. Our program includes classroom instruction sessions, face-to-face and online appointments with librarians, teaching and curriculum support, and online tools—all designed to develop students’ research, citation, critical thinking skills while promoting lifelong learning. I feel very fortunate to be part of this great team!

E: Liz.Fulton-Lyne@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6073

Meghan Stanbridge

Library Assistant    

As a library assistant, I help students and faculty with locating and borrowing resources. You'll also see me around the library shelving and organizing books. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and two pet hedgehogs.

E: Meghan.Stanbridge@norquest.ca
T: (780) 644-6070

Ngina wa Kaai

Student Engagement Librarian  Social media  Information literacy  Research and citation  Early literacy  

As the Student Engagement and User Experience Librarian, my role is to connect with non-academic communities and groups around campus and support them in their projects and goals through resources the Learner Centre can provide. I am also responsible for looking after the NorQuest Library's social media accounts, organizing events in the Learner Centre, and helping students with research and citation though the Writing Centre. In my spare time, I teach aquatic lifesaving and first aid courses and train new swimming instructors for the City of Edmonton, and enjoy playing board games of all sorts with friends.

E: Nginawa.Kaai@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6079

Petra Faddoul

Library Assistant  BA Writing Research English Arabic 

As a library assistant, I welcome students and staff at the service desk, on the phone, as well as on online chat. You can ask me about citations, getting started on research, and accessing resources.

E: Petra.Faddoul@norquest.ca

Samantha Nugent

Circulation Technician  Circulation  Patron Services  Collections  

As the Circulation Technician, I make sure the Library’s materials are in good condition and accessible to staff and students. I am responsible for interlibrary loans, reserve books, and delivery to distance students.

E: Samantha.Nugent@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6076

Sarah Bailey

Instruction Librarian, BA, MLIS  ESL  LINC  AU  YIT  LES Pathways  graphic design English  French  Spanish 

I teach citation, research and evaluation skills. I create new research guides and tutorials that promote information literacy. I enjoy doing research, fixing technology problems, and helping students.

E: Sarah.Bailey@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6072

Sarah Inkster

    

E: Sarah.Inkster@norquest.ca

Sheena Sereda

Instructional Librarian  Business  Environmental Protection  Disability Studies  Settlement Studies  Community Support Work   

I’m the newest member of the NorQuest College Instructional Librarian team. In this role, I provide in-class research & citation sessions that introduce students to these skills and I am available to meet students on a drop in basis at the Learner Centre. You will also see me providing this service in Centre 106 every Wednesday with a Writing & Grammar Tutor. Hope to see you soon!

E: Sheena.Sereda@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6075

Group Coaching Sessions - Tutorial and Academic Coaching Services (January-March 2020)


January 13, 2020

Are your classes harder than you thought? Has it been a while since you have been in school? Need just a little bit of extra help?

Come to a group coaching session and get the inside scoop on academic strategies that can help you make it through your classes successfully.
 

Group Coaching Session description and details
All Monday sessions will be held in the Awareness Alcove (the TV area near the front of the Learner Centre).
All Wednesday sessions will be in room 2-158, with a maximum of eight (8) participants.
Session Topic Description Date Time

Time Management

Learn to make and stick to a weekly/monthly schedule!

13 Jan
15 Jan

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Organizational Techniques

Learn how to break down or “chunk” assignments!

20 Jan
22 Jan

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Note Taking

Learn to take better notes using SQ4R!

27 Jan
29 Jan

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Concentration/Attention

Learn to study smarter and more efficiently.

3 Feb
5 Feb

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Reading Comprehension for Science/Math Problems

Learn to solve what they are asking.

10 Feb
12 Feb

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Academic Motivation

Learn how goal setting can restore your drive!

24 Feb
26 Feb

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Writing and Research Skills

Learn techniques for brainstorming.

2 Mar
4 Mar

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

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Group Coaching Sessions - Tutorial and Academic Coaching Services (Feburary - March 2020)


January 27, 2020

Are your classes harder than you thought? Has it been a while since you have been in school? Need just a little bit of extra help?

Come to a group coaching session and get the inside scoop on academic strategies that can help you make it through your classes successfully.
 

Group Coaching Session description and details
All Monday sessions will be held in the Awareness Alcove (the TV area near the front of the Learner Centre).
All Wednesday sessions will be in room 2-158, with a maximum of eight (8) participants.
Session Topic Description Date Time

Concentration/Attention

Learn to study smarter and more efficiently.

3 Feb
5 Feb

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Reading Comprehension for Science/Math Problems

Learn to solve what they are asking!

10 Feb
12 Feb

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Academic Motivation

Learn how goal setting can restore your drive!

24 Feb
26 Feb

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Writing and Research Skills

Learn techniques for brainstorming.

2 Mar
4 Mar

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Study Strategies

Learn to use index cards and study sheets.

9 Mar
11 Mar

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Test Anxiety

Learn the power of breathing and positive self-talk.

16 Mar
18 Mar

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

Test Taking Strategies

Learn skills for answering multiple choice questions.

23 Mar
25 Mar

12:45-1:45
11:15-12:15

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Group Tutorials - Research and Citation (January - March 2020)


January 16, 2020

Stop by our group tutorials on research and citation skills. They will be held on Thursdays between 12:30 and 1:30 PM in room 2-158 in the Learner Centre. Max 8 people, starts on January 23.
 


Each tutorial will be around a half an hour long. The second half hour is dedicated to your questions!
Session Description Date
How to Paraphrase Unsure how to paraphrase properly? Get an in-depth tutorial on a valuable skill. January 23
February 27
March 26
Using the library website/finding scholarly resources Does your instructor want you to include scholarly resources for your assignment? Learn how to use the library resources to find the best sources! January 30
March 5
Evaluating Information for your assignments Learn valuable time-saving tips on how to read an academic article and determining whether the information you found will work for you! February 6
March 12
APA Crash Course Can’t wrap your mind around APA? Drop in and learn the basics. February 13
March 19

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Wellness Workshop: Positive Working Relationships
12:15 PM 30 min
Feb
25
2020

Part of the Positive Working Relationships series, these workshops will help you gain skills in building healthy relationships with the people you work with.

This is the first module in...

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Wellness Workshop: Positive Working Relationships
12:15 PM 30 min
Mar
03
2020

Part of the Positive Working Relationships series, these workshops will help you gain skills in building healthy relationships with the people you work with.

This is the second module i...

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Wellness Workshop: Positive Working Relationships
12:15 PM 30 min
Mar
10
2020

Part of the Positive Working Relationships series, these workshops will help you gain skills in building healthy relationships with the people you work with.

This is the third module in...

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Wellness Workshop: Effective Professional Communication
12:15 PM 30 min
Mar
05
2020

Part of the Transition to Work series, these workshops will help you prepare for being successful during practicums and future employment.

This session is the second in the series and i...

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Wellness Workshop: Effective Professional Communication
12:15 PM 30 min
Feb
27
2020

Part of the Transition to Work series, these workshops will help you prepare for being successful during practicums and future employment.

This session is the first in the series and is...

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Reconsideration Requests and Challenges to Intellectual Freedom

The library adheres to the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s (CFLA) statement on Intellectual Freedom. That statement is available through the CFLA’s website.  This space is dedicated to the transparent reporting of all challenges to the legitimacy of library material; choice of library content; nature of library events or guests; content or placement of library displays.  NorQuest College Library is committed to a fair and transparent dialog regarding a request to reconsider library materials or events. There are not challenges to report at this time.

 


 

NorQuest Library Purpose, Values and Vision

NorQuest Library Purpose Statement

The library actively supports the academic mission of the college, inspiring life-long learning, collaboration and discovery within and beyond our physical spaces. We engage with our diverse college community to foster critical thinking, creativity, and learner success.

NorQuest Library Values

  • Excellence in customer service
  • Expertise, integrity and professionalism
  • Learner centred
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Equitable access to information, resources and services
  • Collaboration and communication
  • A safe and inclusive environment
  • Innovation, discovery and creativity

NorQuest Library Vision

The library will be a fully engaged partner in the delivery of workforce relevant education within and beyond the library’s physical spaces. We will play a leading role in supporting student success and lifelong learning at NorQuest. This will be accomplished by:

  • Developing an agile approach to service and program delivery
  • Pursuing intentional collaborations with college teaching, learning and service partners
  • Seeking out new technologies that support the innovation of library services, automation and self-service
  • Exploring new collection processes and opportunities

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