Friday, October 12, 2018

Join us for the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

On Wednesday, October 17 the RGO Library & Learning Commons is joining the 3rd annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating with more than 50 other institutions around the world, including a dozen Canadian colleges and universities.

We will be raising awareness by hosting a "whiteboard event" to ask both learners and staff to share the reasons why they don't participate in contract cheating.

According to the International Center for Academic Integrity, contract cheating happens "when one person completes academic work (e.g., assignment, exam, paper, test, quiz, exam) for another who then submits it for academic credit" (n.d., para. 1). Some examples of contract cheating include online essay mills and informal agreements between family members to have one person complete work for another person.

As well as being unethical, contract cheating is harmful to the reputation of an academic institution as it diminishes the integrity of a diploma or degree program.

Join us to declare your commitment to academic integrity and honesty from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the second floor of South Campus by the cafeteria.

Learn more about contract cheating in the library's online guide and the following resources:

Eaton, S., & Edino, E. (2018). Strengthening the research agenda of educational integrity in Canada: A review of the research literature and call to action. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 14(1), 1-21. Retrieved from

International Center for Academic Integrity. (n.d.). Contract cheating. Retrieved from

Newton, P. M. (2018). How common is commercial contract cheating in higher education and is it increasing? A systematic review. Frontiers in Education, 3, 1-18. Retrieved from

Friday, October 5, 2018

Learn APA style and how to avoid plagiarism in the Library's drop-in workshops

Come to the library's free drop-in workshops to learn about APA Style and how to avoid plagiarism. All students are welcome, no registration required!

All workshops are in computer lab N149 on the first floor of the RGO Library & Learning Commons in North Campus.

APA Style Basics
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10 am -12 pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10 am – 12 pm
Note: Spaces are limited. Attendees who arrive first will have priority over others.
Delivered by the Learner Technology Advisor and Librarians, this workshop will introduce you to APA citing, referencing, and document formatting. You'll learn to describe the importance of using APA style to avoid plagiarism, use the Library's MS Word template, and get hands-on practice in finding the correct guidelines for creating in-text citations and references. 

Academic Honesty and Avoiding Plagiarism with APA Style
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2 pm – 3:30 pm 
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Delivered by the Librarians and Tutor for the School of Health & Wellness and School of Community Studies, this workshop will explain what plagiarism is and how you can avoid it through citing and referencing in APA style. We’ll review the college’s academic honesty policies and give you practical strategies for preventing plagiarism in your assignments. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Canadian Library Month: Eresource Week Oct 9 - Oct 12

October is Canadian Library Month and to celebrate the RGO Library & Learning Commons is promoting the electronic resources you can access through the library’s website

Come to the library Tuesday to Friday between 11am – 1pm to learn more about the ebooks, films, articles, and other resources you can access through the library.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Library Shelfie

October is Canadian Library Month and to celebrate the RGO Library & Learning Commons wants you to show your library love with a #BVCshelfie.

A Shelfie is a selfie taken with books or in a library. Come to the library to take your shelfie at the library’s photobooth and share it on social media using the @BowValley and #BVCshelfie tags.

One lucky shelfie poster will win a prize!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Fiction Friday: Born on a blue day

                                                  Born on a blue day by Daniel Tammet

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by its owner. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn new languages from scratch, in a week. He has savant syndrome, a rare condition that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. 

But in one crucial way Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man: he is virtually unique among autistic people in that he is capable of living an independent life. He is even able to explain what is happening inside his head. Starting from early childhood, when he was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, emerged as a celebrity.--From publisher description

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Academic Honesty Week Activities: June 25 -June 29

Academic Honesty Week was organized in the library to inform students about plagiarism, citation and paraphrasing. Students participated in interactive activities organized all through the week.

Dos and Don'ts Activity: Card sorting game

 Spin and Answer: spinning the fidget and answering the questions
Paraphrase Game: Categorizing Good and bad paraphrase
                         Questionnaire: Answering questions about plagiarism
Recap of all Activities

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fiction Friday: Driftwood Summer

Driftwood summer by Patti Callahan

HenryThree sisters--responsible Riley, vivacious Maisy, and fun-loving Adalee--reunite to save their family's community bookstore. 
All three will be forced to confront the conflicts that had torn them apart and the bounds of love and loyalty that still draw them together.
Get an idea about the book by reading Goodreads Reviews