books

New Video: Going “Dewey Free” at the NFSB with Joan Fraser-Burton

A little over two years ago, in April 2015 to be precise, we visited with Joan Fraser-Burton at Harmony Elementary, the first school in the New Frontiers School Board (in the Châteauguay valley; just south-west of Montreal) to experiment with going from a traditional DDC organization in their library to a [...]

Halloween Resource Roundup

Just a really quick roundup for Halloween in the High School Library and some for Elementary too! From Teen Services Underground: · A list of spooky/horror titles: https://www.teenservicesunderground.com/our-favorite-spookyhorror-book-2017/ These titles might look good in a display! · Halloween Movies that Teens love: https://goo.gl/ucpmQV From Pinterest: · Halloween displays: https://goo.gl/DAWJ1Z · [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Règles budgétaires pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018: now available

The "Règles budgétaires pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018" are now available on the MEES website. To make things more convenient for you, here is the direct link to the PDF. http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/PSG/ress_financieres/rb/RB_Fonctionnement_Commissions-scolaires_17-18.pdf As a reminder, the mesures that directly affect school libraries are: REGROUPEMENT DE MESURES 15100 — SOUTIEN A LA BIBLIOTHEQUE [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, QSLiN Updates, Quebec Ministry of Education|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Links with Libraries in Mind

Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: https://goo.gl/lDilGy · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps [...]

We Do Indeed Need Diverse Books: Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day all year long!

There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting. · www.weneeddiversebooks.org their website [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Books, teens|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments