school libraries

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 [...]

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

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

Secondary Picture Books for Response

This list of picture books for high school students comes from the DEEN Language Network (2015-2016).  Consider adding them to your library collection. secondary-picture-book-list_sep-8-2015   Chelsea Baker Central Quebec School Board

National School Library Day 2016 In The News

This past Monday was National School Library day in Canada, a day to celebrate the hub of literacy in any school. Whether it's encouraging boys to dive into reading, helping students find answers to their questions or enjoying the creative mind at work, school libraries are necessary...and awesome. Check out the following [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New QSLiN Hangouts: Merging Two Libraries, Parts 1 and 2

In 2015, JPPS Elementary School in Montreal sold its building and began the planning process of moving into Bialik High School.  It was decided that the Bialik High School library would merge with the  JPPS Elementary School’s collection so that there would be resources and services available for all grade [...]

Another New QSLiN Hangout: PCHS Listening to Students and Meeting Needs for Technology

In this video, Caroll-Ann Steele, Documentation Technician, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, Lester B. Pearson School Board, describes how she approached students at every grade level to find out what services they hoped for in the school’s refurbished library learning commons.  As a result of her informal surveys, laptops, desktop computers [...]

A Principal’s Vision for a Rural School Library – New QSLiN Hangout

In this new QSLiN hangout, we leave the city and go to Sawyerville, a small village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where we meet Norma Humphrey, the principal of Sawyerville Elementary School and Pope Memorial Elementary School that are within the Eastern Townships School Board. At the time of [...]

Who’s Afraid of the Library Learning Commons?

If I were a library volunteer or doc-tech or an older librarian who had never been comfortable with new technology, the video displayed here might scare me a bit.  It's a great promotional video for the Library Learning Commons in that it suggests exciting possibilities of what students might achieve in [...]