Facilitating Collaborative Engagement

New Video: Cultural 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Video: Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School Comic Book Club & Option Class

Last year, we visited Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (in the Lester B. Pearson School Board) and learned about how their after school comic book club grew and eventually lead to the creation of a Comic Book Option class for students. It started out simple, but with collaboration between the school's [...]

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 [...]

Resources from the 2017 Library Symposium Sessions

Hello, This year's Library Symposium had many great presentations and lots of wonderful ideas. Many of the presenters have shared their presentations and other resources with us. You can find links to all of that material below. As more material is submitted, this page will be up dated for you. [...]

Coding Demystified

I’ve been collecting resources about coding for the clueless for some time now and thought it might be a good moment to share as the annual Hour of Code Campaign is held in December. Here goes… The ever resource-full, free, and archived-watch-at-your-convenience EdWeb has an upcoming Webinar entitled: Now I [...]

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 [...]