Colouring, collaboration and creativity on a budget!

By |2018-02-06T11:48:34-05:00February 6th, 2018|Blog Posts|

Are you looking for an inexpensive and creative way for students to relax and collaborate in your library? This activity might fit the bill. There are loads of books available as well as some pricy drawing posters you can purchase (just search for coloring posters or table-sized colouring sheets). Betty Dunning from Lindsay Place High

Resources from the 2017 Library Symposium Sessions

By |2017-06-01T11:40:40-04:00April 10th, 2017|Blog Posts, Conferences, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, QSLiN Updates|

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. Pam Harland The slides from

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

By |2016-11-07T10:57:36-05:00May 17th, 2016|Blog Posts, Library Hangouts, School Libraries, Videos|

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 this filming, Sawyerville Elementary School

Resources from the 2016 Library Symposium Sessions

By |2017-11-13T12:24:01-05:00April 19th, 2016|Blog Posts, Conferences, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, QSLiN Updates|

Hello, Are you looking for the presentations or list of resources from the various sessions at the 2016 Library Symposium? Well, here is the full list of links to help you out! Gwyneth Jones    The links for all three of the presentations by Gwyneth Jones's can be found on her site. LEARN Makerspaces:

Increasing Use of a Library With a Learning Centre Model

By |2016-11-07T10:57:37-05:00March 14th, 2016|Blog Posts, School Libraries, teens|

Many libraries are in the process of creating makerspaces as a way to support innovative teaching and learning. Yet, Big Walnut School in Sunbury, Ohio took a different approach as they already had a makerspace in another area of the school. They adopted a learning centre model. You can listen to a podcast describing the different road that

Makerspaces – Yes, You Can!

By |2016-11-07T10:57:37-05:00March 8th, 2016|Blog Posts, Howtos, School Libraries, Videos|

We are all hearing a lot about makerspaces in school libraries.  Wouldn't it be great if there was the time and money to visit other school libraries to see how they have solved the various challenges that come with creating a makerspace within a school library? MakerSpace at Main Library, by 5chw4r7z,, CC by

AMAG is for architecture, AMAG is also for amazing and art

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00December 10th, 2015|Blog Posts|

source: This free online magazine is dedicated to architecture  is just the ticket with all the STEAM initiatives going around. Our own CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture) is one of the partners involved in this initiative; they have a calendar of events and exhibitions that would be a great tie-in to the resources in

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