Welcome to Library Skills and Knowledge


Welcome to our tutorial on using a college or university library.

This project was created by Martha Cameron and Maureen McDonough, teacher-librarians in the Surrey School District (Surrey, British Columbia), to give Grade 12 students the information and skill they need to use a college or university library effectively. As well, information on the university classroom experience and general expectations is offered.

Proceed through the tutorial by clicking on the “next” topic heading at the bottom of each page. Our goal is to expose grade 12 students to some of the information and skills they will be expected to know when entering a post-secondary institution. Some of these skills will be familiar, some not. In every case, students can always ASK A LIBRARIAN for assistance with these important skills.

Next: Using a Library Catalog