Videos on Taking Notes and Citation in English and French for Elementary

A few months ago, our colleagues in the Digital Citizenship Initiative put together two videos aimed at elementary school students. The first one is on how to take notes and the second is on quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. These videos are available in both English and French. Hopefully, you and [...]

Washington Study Further Ties Quality Library Programs to Student Success

This site is worth keeping an eye on if you are looking for recent research on school libraries: Washington State School Library Impact Study: the full report Curated by Lyn Hay See the new study summarized by Carolyn Sun, in School Library Journal, May 26, 2015 “School library programs are positive [...]

The Interesting Stuff That’s Out There: Online conference, free kids’ news source and more!

Over the summer and at the beginning of the school year, many of us just can't walk away from the library world when we're on vacation. As we sit down to morning coffee, we might see websites, articles and blog posts that we think might be of interest to others. [...]

S.O.S. Librarians on Facebook

In response to the changes that are happening in Quebec and around the country, some librarians are forming a support group on Facebook called S.O.S. Librarians. The group describes itself as " open and independent advocacy group for school libraries. School libraries need qualified library personnel. Children who have professionally [...]

School Libraries Impact Studies « Library Research Service

Source: School Libraries Impact Studies « Library Research Service Looking for ways to show administrators the positive impact that strong library programs staffed by qualified librarians and/or library technicians has on students' academic success?  This is a great source of studies and statistics: Library Research Service. Right at the top, [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Brain-Based Teaching Practices in the School Library

Inquiry Grade 5, Lindy Buckley, cc Attribution by 2.0 Librarians have been ahead of the trends when it comes to applying inquiry to education, and the recognition of this is what you might appreciate  about this article: How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? Research has shown that [...]

Inquiry Based Learning and a Tour of – Information Literacy All the Way

I just finished this how-to-use video today.  I hope that you can find the time to share this with teachers and library staff. I've also made a video on what inquiry based learning is involves. There are so many video out there on this, but I thought that after [...]

Infographic for Grades 3-8: Google Shortcuts for Life’s Questions

Students are using Google at a younger and younger age to get information for both school projects and personal interest. This infographic was designed to show them a few shortcuts to find information.  The link to this infographic is:

By | January 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Howtos|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments