The School Library Symposium – Resources, Notes, and Tweets

Every year, the Quebec School Librarian's Network organizes a school library symposium for the anglophone educational community.This year, the theme was School Libraries: Empowering Ourselves, Empowering Others.Last week, excitement was in the air as rock star librarian, Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian opened the symposium as the keynote speaker. Her three sessions [...]

ABQLA 2016 Conference Call for Proposals

Hello, The ABQLA has sent out its call for proposal for presentations for the 84th Annual ABQLA conference. This could be a great opportunity for any library personnel to share with others, and for them to also learn at the conference itself. Please take a look at the bilingual message below from the ABQLA and please feel free to pass this information along to your networks and anyone that you think would be interested. Cut off date for proposals is Friday, January 29, 2016. The conference itself will be held in Montreal on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  Thank you, Ceci est un message bilingue. Le texte français suit l’anglais / This is a bilingual message. The French text follows the English.   […]

By | December 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences|Tags: , , |0 Comments

From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons

From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons Presented by Beth Holland, EdTech Teacher and contributor to Education Week and Edutopia Sponsored by Nureva REGISTER HERE In the mobile era, what is the role of physical libraries and learning spaces when every student potentially has a global, virtual library in [...]

Remix Ed Camp

“Remix-Ed is an unconference taking place at McGill University in Montreal, QC, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. It is a free event open to teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, education professionals, and anyone who is interested in education. This event is free and open to everyone!” Free breakfast, lunch and babysitting [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences|Tags: |0 Comments

Take Charge of Your Learning: PD for Librarians

Many of you may be familiar with edWeb's free seminars.  If not, it's easy to register for them and participate.  Below you will find upcoming webinars that are scheduled for next week and are of interest to librarians and library personnel. edWeb webinars provide free personalized PD. They offer a [...]

ABQLA Connects the Dots | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

Last week Anita Brooks Kirkland gave a presentation at the 83rd ABQLA Annual Conference (2015) on "Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada". Below is a link to her blog post where she talks about not only what she presented at the conference, but also about [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences, School Libraries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The School Library from a Principal’s Perspective by Douglas Clarke

The following was written by Douglas Clarke, a retired principal with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board who now works on the Reading in Mind project at the MELS. Mr. Clarke was part of a panel of three principals at the Library Symposium who spoke about their insights and experiences with school [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences, QSLiN Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

MELS Library Symposium – Photos of Dream-Plan-Create in Action

On March 16th and March 17th, school library personnel from across Quebec got together for the annual MELS Library Symposium.  This year's theme was Dream, Plan, Create.  Keynote speaker Joanne de Groot got us thinking about the exciting possibilities that the Canadian Library Association standards can ignite right here in [...]