Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences

Coding Demystified

I’ve been collecting resources about coding for the clueless for some time now and thought it might be a good moment to share as the annual Hour of Code Campaign is held in December. Here goes… The ever resource-full, free, and archived-watch-at-your-convenience EdWeb has an upcoming Webinar entitled: Now I [...]

FREE Conference!

Now that we have your attention, check out the following link to register for a virtual conference focusing on grade K-12 school libraries encompassing technology, social media, Pokemon GO! and many other topics. Registration includes full access to their archives.   http://mediasource.actonservice.com/acton/rif/10574/s-0bdf-1609/-/l-029f:66902/q-02b1/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:MGhjnmisC   Happy conferencing!

Resources from the 2016 Library Symposium Sessions

Hello, Are you looking for the presentations or list of resources from the various sessions at the 2016 Library Symposium? Well, here is the full list of links to help you out! Gwyneth Jones    The links for all three of the presentations by Gwyneth Jones's can be found on [...]

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 [...]

Handy Links and Resources For Acquisition of Library Books in the Province of Quebec

The Ministère de la Culture et des Communications sets out the rules governing the acquisition of  books in the Province of Quebec, whether they be a public library or a school library. This law, in fact,  also applies to all school book purchases as well - elementary, secondary and post secondary. Under LOI [...]

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 [...]