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QSLiN Library Hangout; Principal Hayter: From Library to Learning Commons at Beechwood Elementary School

In April 2017, we visited Beechwood Elementary (Lester B. Pearson School Board) and met with Principal Nicholas Hayter and Library Technician Deborah Harrington. In this first video, Principal Hayter describes how he saw opportunities to reshape the school's library from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons. Visiting the [...]

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

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 [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts|0 Comments

Resources from the 2017 Library Symposium Sessions

Hello, This year's Library Symposium had many great presentations and lots of wonderful ideas. Many of the presenters have shared their presentations and other resources with us. You can find links to all of that material below. As more material is submitted, this page will be up dated for you. [...]

Monday Molly Musings: Facing Challenges in Montreal

Diana Maliszewski has been blogging at "Monday Molly Musings" consistently for over eight years about her experiences in life and the world of school libraries. Her most recent blog post, "Facing Challenges in Montreal" is all about her trip to Montreal last week and in particular about her experience at the [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences, QSLiN Updates|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]