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Colouring, collaboration and creativity on a budget!

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 [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Video: Cultural 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 [...]

The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref 2018

From January 15th - to February 3rd, Wikipedia is hosting the Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref initiative where they hope to have every librarian possible worldwide (yup worldwide!), contribute one, just one reference in order to make Wikipedia a reliable resource for everyone. In this day and age of misinformation, what a wonderful [...]

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 [...]