Advancing the Learning Community

New Video: Collaborative 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 videos, each [...]

New Video: Visionary 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 videos, each focusing [...]

Library Journal Conference October 2017

Library Journal is hosting a FREE (yay!) global virtual conference on October 18th: Tech Knowledge Virtual Conference: Creating Equity Through Technology. The program has many exciting sessions available  to checkout but of particular interest to school library professionals there is:  From the Newsroom to the News Feed: How Do We [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

QSLiN Library Hangout; Principal Hayter: From Library to Learning Commons at Beechwood Elementary School

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 first video, Principal Hayter describes how he saw opportunities to reshape the school's library from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons. Visiting the [...]

Why #LibrariesMatter series

In addition to our QSLiN Library Hangouts, and a few other videos, we are now releasing a new series of short videos about why school libraries matter. We hope that these unscripted, personal interviews can be helpful to remind everyone about the importance of school libraries and the role they, [...]

Sawyerville Elementary School Library Moving Ahead – New QSLiN Hangout

In May, we shared a hangout with Sawyerville Elementary School’s principal, Norma Humphrey in which she shared her vision for her school’s library.  In this subsequent film that was made eight months later, Principal Humphrey and library volunteer, Linda Mills talk about the progress that they have made this year [...]

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 [...]