Tina Bebbington


Contact me if I can be of assistance in your research, teaching or learning.

A few of my favourite things:  games&gaming, nontraditional patrons, digital pedagogy, DHSI, cookbooks (LC section: TX), Militaria (LC section: U,V), Canadiana (LC section: FC), academic integrity, flipped classrooms, primary sources, news&newspapers... 

Things I'm currently learning: all about English, Indigenous research methods, Data Management Planning, Academic Writing, Canadian Cold War history... 


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I am the librarian for English, History and Newspapers.  This involves building and maintaining our library collections in those areas (print, online or other formats) and assisting students, instructors, staff and members of the community at large with any relevant teaching or learning needs.  I look after some special endowment funds and their subject areas, too: Scandinavian Studies, Scottish Studies, Anarchist Studies, Canadiana, and more.  

I coordinate our High School Outreach Program, am a member of several committees and working groups (Libraries' Instruction, Libraries Website, and Web Archiving, for example), and manage a number of other ongoing projects (Libguides/LibAnswers/FAQs).

Having investigated the potential for flipped classroom pedagogy in the one-shot library workshop, the use of CourseSpaces to promote information fluencies (to extend the one-shot, in other words), and the use of Information Literacy standards (ACRL, Historical Thinking, and RUSA's Information Literacy Standards and Guidelines for students in History) in our environment, I turned to an investigation of games based learning in libraries, and with a 6 month study leave and a Technology Integrated Learning grant, developed an online learning tutorial

I have an honours BA in History and Philosophy from Trent University, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Western Ontario (2000).

After contracts at Canada's DND Archives and at the Canadian War Museum, and two years as a children's librarian and branch head at Chicago Public Library, I began work at UVic in 2002.  During that time I have always been the History Librarian, but have also been responsible for Philosophy, Medieval Studies, Government Documents, Women's Studies, and various other bits and pieces.  

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