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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 [...]

School Library Advocacy Challenge

Based upon an original idea from the Texas Association of School Libraries, "Let's Promote Libraries!", we have come up with a local version that we hope will help our school libraries to share what they are doing using social media. This a monthly social media campaign where we encourage you [...]

New Video: “How 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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

Nicola Davies: Without Libraries We Are Less Human and More Profoundly Alone

This is one of my favourite library/librarian reads in a long time. Written by Nicola Davies, an author of children's books, it's a passionately and beautifully written op-ed on how vital libraries and professional librarians are to their communities. I thought that my QSLiN friends would enjoy this article. World [...]

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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, [...]

Principal Jad Deegan and Macdonald High School’s Library Learning Commons – New QSLiN Hangout

Principal Jad Deegan (Macdonald High School, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Lester B. Pearson School Board) enthusiastically points out the advantages of the newly refurbished library learning commons in supporting pedagogy at Macdonald High School. He highlights the advantages of having spaces for collaboration as well as student-friendly computer stations, and laptop or [...]

A Principal’s Vision for a Rural School Library – New QSLiN Hangout

In this new QSLiN hangout, we leave the city and go to Sawyerville, a small village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where we meet Norma Humphrey, the principal of Sawyerville Elementary School and Pope Memorial Elementary School that are within the Eastern Townships School Board. At the time of [...]