About Suzanne Nesbitt

Suzanne Nesbitt is a teacher and librarian. She worked in rural and inner-city school libraries both at the elementary and secondary levels for several years in Quebec City and Montreal. She has worked as an Educational Consultant for the Lester B. Pearson School Board for more than 10 years. Her dossiers include Libraries, Cultural Programs and the 4 Arts.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

By |2019-05-17T10:13:18-04:00February 8th, 2018|Blog Posts|

The National Awareness Week for Eating Disorders will be held from February 26 to March 4, 2018. Here are some ideas and resources you might want to use in your libraries. Should you create displays or bibliographies for this event, it would be great if you could share pictures or documents! · Resources: o Quebec

Colouring, collaboration and creativity on a budget!

By |2018-02-06T11:48:34-05:00February 6th, 2018|Blog Posts|

Are you looking for an inexpensive and creative way for students to relax and collaborate in your library? This activity might fit the bill. There are loads of books available as well as some pricy drawing posters you can purchase (just search for coloring posters or table-sized colouring sheets). Betty Dunning from Lindsay Place High

Halloween Resource Roundup

By |2019-05-23T14:41:58-04:00October 13th, 2017|Blog Posts, Books|

Just a really quick roundup for Halloween in the High School Library and some for Elementary too! From Teen Services Underground: · A list of spooky/horror titles: https://www.teenservicesunderground.com/our-favorite-spookyhorror-book-2017/ These titles might look good in a display! · Halloween Movies that Teens love: https://goo.gl/ucpmQV From Pinterest: · Halloween displays: https://goo.gl/DAWJ1Z · Halloween activities: https://goo.gl/a9BDtV · Haunted

New NCTE Blog Post: Leveraging Librarians

By |2017-11-10T11:51:59-05:00August 24th, 2017|Blog Posts|

Wow! Well said and grateful thanks to NCTE for this heartfelt paean to school and public librarians. It’s a great way to start the new school year on a positive note and with our intended goal in mind. Ms. McNabb has done a great job of underscoring how important librarians are in helping out students,

LGTBQ and Gender Identity

By |2017-06-20T10:52:45-04:00June 19th, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts|

The following blog post from Literacy and NCTE is a super intro to the PBS Media free resource: LGTBQ + Identity Toolkit for Educators. Link to the blog post: http://blogs.ncte.org/index.php/2017/06/lgbtq-identity-toolkit-educators/ If you can get your hands on the June 2017 edition of Education Canada, take a few minutes to read the page 42 article, Queer

13+ Answers to 13 Reasons Why – Literacy & NCTE and CSE

By |2017-05-18T09:33:52-04:00May 18th, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts, teens|

13 Reasons Why came out in 2007 and remains popular with teens to this date. In a world of “flavour of the month” cultural infatuations, the book’s continued popularity says a lot about the sensitive chord it touches in readers and the way in which it reflects the particular concerns and realities of young adults.

How Universal Design Will Make Your Library More Inclusive | School Library Journal

By |2017-05-09T13:11:40-04:00May 10th, 2017|Articles, Blog Posts|

http://www.slj.com/2017/05/diversity/how-universal-design-will-make-your-library-more-inclusive This post from SLJ does a great job of synthesizing the main aspects of Universal Design. Though a part of the article looks at facilitating access for disabled patrons, it also looks at the many faces of inclusion and making our libraries work for all users. It offers many suggestions some of which have

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