Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences

Professional Development Corner for March

Online Event Library 2.016 : Privacy in the Digital Age, March 16, 3:00-6:00 Eastern In this focused conversation, we will address the roles and responsibilities of libraries regarding the protections of intellectual freedom, privacy, free speech, information access, and freedom of the press. Are these still core values of the library profession, [...]

CLA School Library Standards and QSLiN Digital Badges

The Quebec School Librarians Network (QSLiN) has adapted the CLA school library standards guide, Leading Learning, into a digital badge professional development program. This digital badge program is an alternative form of professional development for all library personnel to help them with the transition of traditional school libraries into school library learning commons; but first, you may wonder why digital badging and what is digital badging anyway? Digital badges themselves are a way to display one’s accomplishments online and have become more pervasive, from university courses to travel reviews such as on Tripadvisor. They offer a unique way to learn or improve new skills or competencies often in an interactive and dynamic way. Why use digital badging for professional development? […]

One More edWeb Webinar for February’s Professional Development Corner

Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016            Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT Information enthusiasts have been talking about how to best curate resources for some time, but the tools for curation keep [...]

Teaching Searching Skills: Don’t Search PERSIA

The edWeb webinar, Rethinking the Research Paper, was presented by Michelle Luhtala, a regular edWeb presenter who is also the Head Librarian at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut and the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award, the 2010 National School Library Program of the [...]

New QSLiN film: Information Literacy and Current Events

https://youtu.be/lykLsPyd6GM?list=PLwrt0pwMw5MsHgZ_5sVthoNM5dXxeyxB_ Current Events can be a tricky subject for both high school students and teachers; this kind of information can be hard to find.  All of us think that we're pretty savvy when it comes to knowing what's going on and yet, sometimes we can be caught off guard by [...]

Professional Development Corner for February

 Welcome to February's Professional Development Corner. We hope you find this useful and don't forget to send in any new events that you would like us to add. Webinars - American Association of School Libraries Attendance during the live webinar is open to all and is complimentary. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will [...]

School Libraries and Classroom Libraries: Working Together…Digital Badges Too!

This film, created by Claire Baillargeon (bibliothecaire, CS de la Capitale), demonstrates how school libraries and classroom libraries can work in conjunction with one another to encourage the use of literature in classroom activities and foster a love of reading in students.  A variety of activities as well as a demonstration of [...]

Professional Development Corner, January – February

This is the first in a series of posts on professional development opportunities.  They will be tagged as Professional Development and Webinars so that you can find all the ones that have been posted.  The QSLiN team will keep an eye out for webinars, MOOCs and conferences that are of interest to school librarians.  Please feel free to let us know of any upcoming activities that you think should be included. […]

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences|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 [...]

The Interesting Stuff That’s Out There: Online conference, free kids’ news source and more!

Over the summer and at the beginning of the school year, many of us just can't walk away from the library world when we're on vacation. As we sit down to morning coffee, we might see websites, articles and blog posts that we think might be of interest to others. [...]