CLA School Library Standards and QSLiN Digital Badges

By |2017-01-26T10:53:46-05:00March 8th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, Digital Badges, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, QSLiN Updates, School Libraries, Videos|

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

Freedom to Read Week, February 21 – 27

By |2016-11-07T10:57:37-05:00February 15th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, School Libraries|

During Freedom to Read Week, libraries focus on the issues of free access to reading material and censorship. We know that every institution, every school has a line. Not everybody agrees where that line should be drawn, but the line is there. It is very important that we keep talking about that line, that border where freedom

H.O.R.S.E. and Diversity by Mike Hays

By |2019-01-25T14:18:57-05:00February 12th, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts, Books|

This seemed like a particularly appropriate reblog as we are celebrating Black History Month. The author, Mike Hays, stresses the positive side of being different and the need to respond to these differences with empathy. As such, the blog encourages us to embrace cultural differences, to take a new look at stereotypes and their influence and

New QSLiN film: Information Literacy and Current Events

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00February 10th, 2016|Blog Posts, Digital Citizenship, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, Videos| Current Events can be a tricky subject for both high school students and teachers; this kind of information can be hard to find.  All of us think that we're pretty savvy when it comes to knowing what's going on and yet, sometimes we can be caught off guard by what we don't know about

Professional Development Corner for February

By |2017-11-13T12:27:23-05:00February 1st, 2016|Blog Posts, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences|

 Welcome to February's Professional Development Corner. We hope you find this useful and don't forget to send in any new events that you would like us to add. Webinars - American Association of School Libraries Attendance during the live webinar is open to all and is complimentary. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar

QSLiN.Org Has a New Look!

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00January 20th, 2016|Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates| has a cool, modern look! Though the fonts and colours of  have changed, you will still find the same school library-related content that 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 the films that have been

CLA Standards Highlighted With Relevant Films on QSLiN Youtube Channel

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00January 19th, 2016|Blog Posts, Cool Tools, QSLiN Updates, School Libraries, Videos|

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 that show various aspects of

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