Fostering Literacies

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: Making Space for Learning at Beechwood Elementary

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 second video, Deborah shares with us what has happened so far in the school’s library transformation from a traditional school library into a Learning Commons. Visiting the [...]

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. [...]

Battle of the Books (BoB) video

Battle of the Books is an exciting event wherein teams of high school students from Anglophone schools in Quebec test their detailed knowledge of 10 young adult books. Students face-off at the school, Board or Association, and island-wide levels as they compete to be the winner of the Ultimate Battle [...]

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 [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments

QSLiN Library Hangout: PCHS Creating Zones in the Library

In February 2016, we visited with Vice-Principal Lucia Coretti and Library Technician Caroll-Ann Stelle of Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School (Lester B. Pearson School Board) to learn about the changes the school had done to shift their traditional school library to a modern library learning commons. There was so much to learn [...]

World Read Aloud Day

English Montreal School Board librarian Julia Stark, who operates the library on the senior campus of LaurenHill Academy in Ville Saint-Laurent, was a guest on CBC radio noon on Friday February 17th. The show, hosted by Shawn Apel, was in honour of World Read Aloud Day (February 16th, 2017) and [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments