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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 [...]

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, [...]