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2nd special Shoestring Initiative learning event

January 28 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM


2nd special Shoestring Initiative learning event: Magic happens when you learn with a librarian

Tuesday, Jan 28 — 9:30–11:00 am UVic Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson library (Lab 130)

Breakfast snacks, juice, and tea will be served  

REGISTRATION (so we know how much food to cook) – FREE event

VOLUNTEERS: If you are able to volunteer to support students during this session such as navigating the library databases please send Elaine an email.

Pia Russell (MA, BA, UVic librarian) has designed this special library session for UVic and Camosun students. Pia will cover a wide-range of topics to inform, shape, and guide our research, paper writing, and overall school work. She will guide us in using the library and its many resources. Pia will share why libraries and librarians are essential to our learning.


• Discovering why librarians are vital to our success
• Understanding the librarian’s role
• Developing your topic
• Creating an argument with confidence
• Sourcing data (primary, secondary, peer-reviewed, Google Scholar, Wikipedia)
• Searching for sources online and in the stacks
• Understanding citation styles (APA/MLA/Chicago)
• Managing your literature review

Shoestring Initiative is a grassroots community of support, mentorship, advocacy, and belonging.
It is by and for students and other community members from/in poverty, from/in foster care, and first-generation.


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  1. Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

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