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Want to do a poster session at the 2017 QSLiN Library Symposium?

Hello, Every year at the Library Symposium, we like to give local Quebec library personnel the opportunity to see some of the great things that are taking place in our school libraries through poster sessions. Sometimes this could be examples of different types of programming taking place, maybe a great [...]

World Read Aloud Day

English Montreal School Board librarian Julia Stark, who operates the library on the senior campus of LaurenHill Academy in Ville Saint-Laurent, was a guest on CBC radio noon on Friday February 17th. The show, hosted by Shawn Apel, was in honour of World Read Aloud Day (February 16th, 2017) and [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments

2017 Library Symposium Registration is Now Open

Hello everyone, I am pleased to inform you that registration for the 2017 Library Symposium is now open.   You can find more information and the link to the registration form at the following address: http://qslin.org/symposiums/2017-library-symposium/   The symposium is open to school library personnel and all of their educational [...]

Why #LibrariesMatter series

In addition to our QSLiN Library Hangouts, and a few other videos, we are now releasing a new series of short videos about why school libraries matter. We hope that these unscripted, personal interviews can be helpful to remind everyone about the importance of school libraries and the role they, [...]

The Legacy Format of Board Games – Teen Services Underground

  Leave it to Teen Services Underground to come up with stimulating ideas to be used in libraries catering to teens. For those of you with a love of board games and a hankering for something other than same old, same old, this proposition will certainly put some pep in [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, teens|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Links with Libraries in Mind

Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: https://goo.gl/lDilGy · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps [...]

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry | Nerdy Book Club

Sarah FitzHenry put a whole new spin on the age old format of the book club! She used the book as more than a discussion starter, and made it come alive. She looked at all the ways in which we learn. She relied on collaboration, was able to play to [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We Do Indeed Need Diverse Books: Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day all year long!

There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, teens|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gwyneth Jones Highlights from the 2016 QSLiN Library Symposium

As we get ready for the 2017 QSLiN Library Symposium, we thought this would be a good time to look back at some of the great things from the 2016 Symposium. In 2016, we invited Gwyneth Jones (a.k.a. The Daring Librarian @GwynethJones) to come to Quebec and share with us some [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Library Hangouts, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments