School Libraries

New Video: Cultural Leadership with Pam Harland

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, in addition to Pam Harland (http://www.pamlibrarian.com / @pamlibrarian) giving our keynote presentation, she also gave a second great presentation entitled "Leading from the Library". There was so much great information in that presentation that we have edited it into three separate [...]

Library Acquisition Guides from LO and QRC

Are you looking for guides to help you with acquisitions for your school library in either English or French? A good French guide was created by the team at Livres ouverts and was adapted into English by Quebec Reading Connections. You can access them at the links below. Livres ouverts [...]

Québec Reading Connection Workshops 2017-2018

Hello Quebec school librarians, As you may know, there are a group of people tirelessly working at the MEES on the Québec Reading Connection to help "to further the development of language learning, cultural awareness and the love of reading in children and young people." In the interests of achieving that [...]

Why #LibrariesMatter 2017

As part of an ongoing desire to share with the world how school libraries can contribute to educational teams and what they can do to help students succeed, we started asking different people in education, (including administrators, consultants, and of course school librarians and library technicians) about why school libraries [...]

New Video: “Why We Do the Things We Do with Pam Harland”

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Pam Harland (https://twitter.com/pamlibrarian &  http://www.pamlibrarian.com/) as our keynote speaker. She gave a great inspiring presentation entitled "Keep it Simple". With so many great ideas, it was decided to make her presentation into a few short videos that will allow [...]

New Video: Libraries and Democracy; Teachers and Librarians Working Together to Open Minds

Last year when we met with PCHS teacher Alex Leiva to learn about the Comic Book Club and Option class. He also shared with us his thoughts about the importance of libraries in schools, as well as their very democratizing role in the lives in students and how that was all [...]

New Video: Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School Comic Book Club & Option Class

Last year, we visited Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (in the Lester B. Pearson School Board) and learned about how their after school comic book club grew and eventually lead to the creation of a Comic Book Option class for students. It started out simple, but with collaboration between the school's [...]

QSLiN Library Hangout: Making Space for Learning at Beechwood Elementary

In April 2017, we visited Beechwood Elementary (Lester B. Pearson School Board) and met with Principal Nicholas Hayter and Library Technician Deborah Harrington. In this second video, Deborah shares with us what has happened so far in the school’s library transformation from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons. Visiting the [...]

Battle of the Books (BoB) video

Battle of the Books is an exciting event wherein teams of high school students from Anglophone schools in Quebec test their detailed knowledge of 10 young adult books. Students face-off at the school, Board or Association, and island-wide levels as they compete to be the winner of the Ultimate Battle [...]