Blog Posts

New Video: Cosplay Makerspaces with Diana and Mary Maliszewski

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Diana and Mary Maliszewski come and talk to us about the idea of Cosplay Makerspaces. With the continued growth in our schools and libraries of both Cosplay and Makerspaces, combining the two seems like a great idea. An idea [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Library Acquisition Guides from LO and QRC

Are you looking for guides to help you with acquisitions for your school library in either English or French? A good French guide was created by the team at Livres ouverts and was adapted into English by Quebec Reading Connections. You can access them at the links below. Livres ouverts [...]

Québec Reading Connection Workshops 2017-2018

Hello Quebec school librarians, As you may know, there are a group of people tirelessly working at the MEES on the Québec Reading Connection to help "to further the development of language learning, cultural awareness and the love of reading in children and young people." In the interests of achieving that [...]

New Video: “How We Do The Things We Do with Pam Harland”

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Pam Harland (https://twitter.com/pamlibrarian &  http://www.pamlibrarian.com/) as our keynote speaker. She gave a great inspiring presentation entitled "Keep it Simple". With so many great ideas, it was decided to make her presentation into a few short videos that will allow [...]

Why #LibrariesMatter 2017

As part of an ongoing desire to share with the world how school libraries can contribute to educational teams and what they can do to help students succeed, we started asking different people in education, (including administrators, consultants, and of course school librarians and library technicians) about why school libraries [...]

New Video: “Why We Do the Things We Do with Pam Harland”

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Pam Harland (https://twitter.com/pamlibrarian &  http://www.pamlibrarian.com/) as our keynote speaker. She gave a great inspiring presentation entitled "Keep it Simple". With so many great ideas, it was decided to make her presentation into a few short videos that will allow [...]

New Video: Libraries and Democracy; Teachers and Librarians Working Together to Open Minds

Last year when we met with PCHS teacher Alex Leiva to learn about the Comic Book Club and Option class. He also shared with us his thoughts about the importance of libraries in schools, as well as their very democratizing role in the lives in students and how that was all [...]

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 [...]