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Battle of the Books (BoB) video

Battle of the Books is an exciting event wherein teams of high school students from Anglophone schools in Quebec test their detailed knowledge of 10 young adult books. Students face-off at the school, Board or Association, and island-wide levels as they compete to be the winner of the Ultimate Battle [...]

Nicola Davies: Without Libraries We Are Less Human and More Profoundly Alone

This is one of my favourite library/librarian reads in a long time. Written by Nicola Davies, an author of children's books, it's a passionately and beautifully written op-ed on how vital libraries and professional librarians are to their communities. I thought that my QSLiN friends would enjoy this article. World [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments

QSLiN Library Hangout: PCHS Creating Zones in the Library

In February 2016, we visited with Vice-Principal Lucia Coretti and Library Technician Caroll-Ann Stelle of Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (Lester B. Pearson School Board) to learn about the changes the school had done to shift their traditional school library to a modern library learning commons. There was so much to learn [...]

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: https://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 [...]