QSLiN Updates

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

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 [...]

Books by Carol Koechlin

Hi, All, here are the English version of the two books that our keynote speaker, Carol Koechlin presented this morning at our Library Symposium 2014. Q Tasks: How to Empower Students to Ask Questions and Care About Answers by Carol Koechlin, Sandi Zwaan INFO Tasks for Successful Learning: Building Skills [...]

By | March 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates|0 Comments

How teens do research

A study on what teenagers use to do research: Google or other online search engine (94%) Wikipedia or other online encyclopedia (75%) YouTube or other social media sites (52%) Their peers (42%) Spark Notes, Cliff Notes, or other study guides (41%) News sites of major news organizations (25%) Print or [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates|0 Comments

Sources of Free Photos and Clip Art

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning: The link below takes you to a blog that lists websites containing photos and clip art that either have Creative Commons licenses and/or are in the public domain. http://elearningindustry.com/free-stock-photos-sites-for-elearning Submitted by Ellen Goldfinch, ETSB

By | June 29th, 2013|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates|0 Comments