school libraries

New Video: Simple Steps for Supporting Students Who Speak Other Languages with Diana Maliszewski

Back at the QSLiN Library Symposium in March 2017, we had Diana Maliszewski come and talk to us about the various ways that she helps English Second Language learners in her school. While it may seem like a difficult task to reach these students and help them develop a love [...]

School Library Advocacy Challenge

Based upon an original idea from the Texas Association of School Libraries, "Let's Promote Libraries!", we have come up with a local version that we hope will help our school libraries to share what they are doing using social media. This a monthly social media campaign where we encourage you [...]

Why #LibrariesMatter 2017

As part of an ongoing desire to share with the world how school libraries can contribute to educational teams and what they can do to help students succeed, we started asking different people in education, (including administrators, consultants, and of course school librarians and library technicians) about why school libraries [...]

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 [...]

Monday Molly Musings: Facing Challenges in Montreal

Diana Maliszewski has been blogging at "Monday Molly Musings" consistently for over eight years about her experiences in life and the world of school libraries. Her most recent blog post, "Facing Challenges in Montreal" is all about her trip to Montreal last week and in particular about her experience at the [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences, QSLiN Updates|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2017 Library Symposium Registration is Now Open

Hello everyone, I am pleased to inform you that registration for the 2017 Library Symposium is now open.   You can find more information and the link to the registration form at the following address: https://qslin.org/symposiums/2017-library-symposium/   The symposium is open to school library personnel and all of their educational [...]

The Legacy Format of Board Games – Teen Services Underground

  Leave it to Teen Services Underground to come up with stimulating ideas to be used in libraries catering to teens. For those of you with a love of board games and a hankering for something other than same old, same old, this proposition will certainly put some pep in [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, teens|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gwyneth Jones Highlights from the 2016 QSLiN Library Symposium

As we get ready for the 2017 QSLiN Library Symposium, we thought this would be a good time to look back at some of the great things from the 2016 Symposium. In 2016, we invited Gwyneth Jones (a.k.a. The Daring Librarian @GwynethJones) to come to Quebec and share with us some [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog Posts, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Secondary Picture Books for Response

This list of picture books for high school students comes from the DEEN Language Network (2015-2016).  Consider adding them to your library collection. secondary-picture-book-list_sep-8-2015   Chelsea Baker Central Quebec School Board