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New Video: Collaborative Leadership with Pam Harland

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, in addition to Pam Harland  (http://www.pamlibrarian.com / @pamlibrarian) giving our keynote presentation, she also gave a second great presentation entitled "Leading from the Library". There was so much great information in that presentation that we have edited it into three separate videos, each [...]

ABEE Report: Indigenous Education: “Walking on Both Sides of the River”

ABEE / CELA (the Advisory Board on English Education / La Commission de l'éducation en langue anglaise) is an advisory board that has existed in Quebec for a number of years. It's mandate is to "advise the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research on all matters affecting the educational services offered in English elementary [...]

More on Google’s “Featured Snippets”

A clear explanation of why search strategies are important to teach in our libraries and classrooms.  Critical thinking while using Google needs to be taught.  This report has tracked recent changes in Google results, and exposes bias and inaccuracies caused by reliance on search algorithms. It includes good examples of [...]

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

New Video: Visionary Leadership with Pam Harland

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, in addition to Pam Harland  (http://www.pamlibrarian.com/ @pamlibrarian) giving our keynote presentation, she also gave a second great presentation entitled "Leading from the Library". There was so much great information in that presentation that we have edited it into three separate videos, each focusing [...]

Videos on Taking Notes and Citation in English and French for Elementary

A few months ago, our colleagues in the Digital Citizenship Initiative put together two videos aimed at elementary school students. The first one is on how to take notes and the second is on quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. These videos are available in both English and French. Hopefully, you and [...]

New Video: Simple Steps for Supporting Students Who Speak Other Languages with Diana Maliszewski

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Diana Maliszewski come and talk to us about the various ways that she helps English Second Language learners in her school. While it may seem like a difficult task to reach these students and help them develop a love [...]

New Video: Going “Dewey Free” at the NFSB with Joan Fraser-Burton

A little over two years ago, in April 2015 to be precise, we visited with Joan Fraser-Burton at Harmony Elementary, the first school in the New Frontiers School Board (in the Châteauguay valley; just south-west of Montreal) to experiment with going from a traditional DDC organization in their library to a [...]

Library Journal Conference October 2017

Library Journal is hosting a FREE (yay!) global virtual conference on October 18th: Tech Knowledge Virtual Conference: Creating Equity Through Technology. The program has many exciting sessions available  to checkout but of particular interest to school library professionals there is:  From the Newsroom to the News Feed: How Do We [...]

Halloween Resource Roundup

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 · [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

School Library Advocacy Challenge

Based upon an original idea from the Texas Association of School Libraries, "Let's Promote Libraries!", we have come up with a local version that we hope will help our school libraries to share what they are doing using social media. This a monthly social media campaign where we encourage you [...]