makerspaces

Colouring, collaboration and creativity on a budget!

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 [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Video: Cosplay Makerspaces with Diana and Mary Maliszewski

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Diana and Mary Maliszewski come and talk to us about the idea of Cosplay Makerspaces. With the continued growth in our schools and libraries of both Cosplay and Makerspaces, combining the two seems like a great idea. An idea [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

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 [...]

“She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces” – blog post by LEARN Quebec

There are an increasing number of people getting involved in the Makerspace movement here in Quebec. While Makerspaces are not as well known in Quebec as they might be in the USA or other parts of Canada, it is really great to see more people seeing the fantastic value of these additions [...]

Resources from the 2016 Library Symposium Sessions

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 [...]

Book review: The Lego Architect: A book for the learning commons!

This book is published at just the right time with the growing interest in makerspaces and tinkering. As with our learning commons, it is big on multi-tasking and adaptability. The title has a wide appeal whether for Art and Social Science teachers as well as your average Lego® enthusiast. The [...]

Increasing Use of a Library With a Learning Centre Model

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 [...]

Makerspaces – Yes, You Can!

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 [...]

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

source: http://a-magazine.org/ 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 [...]