Pat Sandercock

Pat Sandercock Pat Sandercock wants to make the user experience of finding information better. After more than 10 years working with ProQuest and Gale, Pat became the Instructional and Reference Librarian at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar in the Middle East. Watching how vocational students whose mother tongue was not English struggled to select content for assignments became the inspiration for her studies. Understanding why students make the choices they do when engaging with library databases is the focus of her study. Currently serving on the founding committee for the establishment of a national library consortia in Qatar, Pat has also devoted time to the Library Association of Alberta (LAA) and the Special Library Association – Western Canada Chapter (SLA-WCC). Pat also guides students in the Library Information Technology program at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alberta.

Proposal Title: Understanding EFL students’ library database usage

San José Supervisor: Mary Bolin

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Saskatchewan
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Saskatchewan
  • Master of Library Science, University of Alberta
  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching of Adults), Cambridge English Language Assessment

Current or Most Recent Position:

  • Instructional and Reference Librarian at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar

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