QSLiN Updates

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 [...]

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? […]

QSLiN.Org Has a New Look!

QSLiN.org has a cool, modern look! Though the fonts and colours of QSLiN.org  have changed, you will still find the same school library-related content that QSLiN.org has always offered, including past blog posts and features. Our Library Hangouts page has a new format that will make it easier for you to find [...]

CLA Standards Highlighted With Relevant Films on QSLiN Youtube Channel

Now that the QSLiN CLA Library Learning Commons Digital Badges are ready for you to use, there is another way to supplement your understanding of the CLA standards over and above participating in the badge program.  The QSLiN team has created a YouTube playlist for each of the five CLA learning commons standards [...]

Welcome Back – 2015

Welcome Back - 2015 A very happy rentrée to all our QSLiN librarians and to all of you library personnel, teachers, and parents from all of us on the MEEsR team! We hope that you had a great summer and feel rested, recharged, and ready for the school year. We [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates|0 Comments

S.O.S. Librarians on Facebook

In response to the changes that are happening in Quebec and around the country, some librarians are forming a support group on Facebook called S.O.S. Librarians. The group describes itself as "...an open and independent advocacy group for school libraries. School libraries need qualified library personnel. Children who have professionally [...]

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