School Libraries

Secondary Picture Books for Response

This list of picture books for high school students comes from the DEEN Language Network (2015-2016).  Consider adding them to your library collection. secondary-picture-book-list_sep-8-2015   Chelsea Baker Central Quebec School Board

National School Library Day 2016 In The News

This past Monday was National School Library day in Canada, a day to celebrate the hub of literacy in any school. Whether it's encouraging boys to dive into reading, helping students find answers to their questions or enjoying the creative mind at work, school libraries are necessary...and awesome. Check out the following [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

What could be as powerful as the Force? The power of reading, of course! And the two will come together this October. (www.starwars.com) http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-reads-2016 Check out the link to find more information on Star Wars Reads Day next month. You'll also find videos, games, apps and communities.  All Star Wars related of course!

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|Tags: , |0 Comments

Digital Storytelling Project for High School Students

https://theuniverseismadeoftinystoriesblog.wordpress.com/   This might be something to share with your high school librarians so that they can share it with their English teachers.  It began with European teachers of English, but they are looking for North American high school students to participate to make it more global. Quotes from the [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Cool Tools, School Libraries, teens|Tags: , |0 Comments

Holy atomic pile, Batman! Here’s a great way to start 2016-2017 in high school libraries!

If you are looking for a way to blast into the new school year, do I have a suggestion for you, … The third edition of BATMAN DAY returns on September 17, 2016. A little fun and silliness will be certain to brighten up the students’ return. DC Comics has [...]

New QSLiN Hangouts: Merging Two Libraries, Parts 1 and 2

In 2015, JPPS Elementary School in Montreal sold its building and began the planning process of moving into Bialik High School.  It was decided that the Bialik High School library would merge with the  JPPS Elementary School’s collection so that there would be resources and services available for all grade [...]

Another New QSLiN Hangout: PCHS Listening to Students and Meeting Needs for Technology

In this video, Caroll-Ann Steele, Documentation Technician, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, Lester B. Pearson School Board, describes how she approached students at every grade level to find out what services they hoped for in the school’s refurbished library learning commons.  As a result of her informal surveys, laptops, desktop computers [...]

New QSLiN Hangout: PCHS: Modernist Open Concept School Library to an Innovative Learning Commons

In this new QSLiN hangout video, we encounter a new problem: lots of space!  You may not think that this is much of a challenge, but as Caroll-Ann Steele, Documentation Technician, Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School, Lester B. Pearson School Board explains, students can have difficulty navigating around a large area. [...]

New QSLiN Library Hangout – Macdonald High School Library: Going Digital

This short video is long on ideas for making a library, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century, a digitally friendly centre. Maria Cavaiuolo, Documentation Technician, at Macdonald High School in Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec (Lester B. Pearson School Board) shows how this bring-your-own-device school makes it easy for [...]