Library and Information Skills Programme Online (2016-2017)

Thanks for your interest in the Library and Information Skills Programme Online!

With your support, LISP Online (2016-2017) has ended on 30 Apr 2017. Please check this page for future announcement of Library online courses or sign up for our Library's email alerts to keep updated with the latest Library news, including workshop/online course registration announcements.

You are also encouraged to visit our Library Research Guides to learn more about finding information resources.


Library and Information Skills Programme (LISP) Online aims to improve the ability of students to make effective use of the collections, services, electronic resources of the CityU Library; and to evaluate and use information appropriately and ethically in their study. Information skills are essential to their life-long learning.

The Programme

This interactive Programme, with 6 self-paced online learning modules, is to be accessed on Canvas. The Programme starts on 29 August 2016 and will end on 30 April 2017.

Modules of the Programme:

  1. Library Orientation
  2. Introduction to Library Resources
  3. Using the Library Catalogue
  4. Using Databases, E-Journals, and E-Books
  5. Evaluating Information
  6. Citing Sources of Information

There are self-tests and a quiz in each module to reinforce the concepts learnt.


Participants who have taken all the six modules, completed all quizzes, and scored at least 80% for each quiz, and have opted for a certificate before working on the Programme modules, will be awarded an e-certificate by email according to the following schedule:

Programme completed by e-Certificate sent by
2 December 2016 16 December 2016
30 April 2017 14 May 2017

Join and Access

Users may join the Programme at any time from 29 August 2016 to 15 April 2017.

To join and access the Programme:

  1. Log into Canvas.
  2. In the left menu, select Courses, then click on All Courses.
  3. Click on the Browse More Courses button at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Under "Library and Information Skills Programme Online (2016/17)", click the Join this Course button.
  5. The Programme is then included in your course list.  You can access the Programme right away.

Both CityU students and staff are welcome to join the Programme!

Notes to Instructors

We strongly encourage instructors to make this Programme a course requirement. You may ask your students to submit to you a copy of their e-certificates as their proof of participation. Instructors may join and try out the Programme following the steps in the section "Join and Access" above.