Blog Posts

LGTBQ and Gender Identity

The following blog post from Literacy and NCTE is a super intro to the PBS Media free resource: LGTBQ + Identity Toolkit for Educators. Link to the blog post: http://blogs.ncte.org/index.php/2017/06/lgbtq-identity-toolkit-educators/ If you can get your hands on the June 2017 edition of Education Canada, take a few minutes to read [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Video: Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School Comic Book Club & Option Class

Last year, we visited Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (in the Lester B. Pearson School Board) and learned about how their after school comic book club grew and eventually lead to the creation of a Comic Book Option class for students. It started out simple, but with collaboration between the school's [...]

Règles budgétaires pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018: now available

The "Règles budgétaires pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018" are now available on the MEES website. To make things more convenient for you, here is the direct link to the PDF. http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/PSG/ress_financieres/rb/RB_Fonctionnement_Commissions-scolaires_17-18.pdf As a reminder, the mesures that directly affect school libraries are: REGROUPEMENT DE MESURES 15100 — SOUTIEN A LA BIBLIOTHEQUE [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates, Quebec Ministry of Education|Tags: , , |0 Comments

QSLiN Library Hangout: Making Space for Learning at Beechwood Elementary

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 second video, Deborah shares with us what has happened so far in the school’s library transformation from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons. Visiting the [...]

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. [...]