The second year of the Why My School Library Rocks campaign is underway. Once again, OSLA is asking Ontario students to submit this form to describe what is great about their school library. Share the link with your school community and help spread the word about why your school library rocks.
Are you passionate about school libraries? Are you interested in sharing that passion? The Teaching Librarian magazine offers an opportunity for you to spread news about the good work of school libraries.
As an Ontario School Library Association publication, The Teaching Librarian is distributed in school districts throughout the province. It is an effective vehicle to share best practices in your own library through short articles and photographs. You do not need to do extensive research or write a lengthy feature to contribute.
However, we offer support if you would like to tackle something more substantial. Perhaps you have some form of expertise in an area related to school libraries or have an interest in researching a current trend? Maybe you enjoy collecting information about professional development resources? Writing articles for The Teaching Librarian is great way to support your professional development and demonstrate leadership.
Contact Caroline Freibauer at email@example.com to find out how you can join The Teaching Librarian editorial team
Canadian School Libraries has created a suite of resources outlining the positive influence of school libraries on student learning. The resources were compiled as a response to a recent news story about a new school being built in Nunavut without a school library.
Access the resources through the Canadian School Libraries website.
Canadian School Libraries is looking for input from school libraries/librarians across the country: How do you plan on keeping your students engaged in reading, thinking, and making over the summer? CSL plans on including the feedback in the Spring issue of CSL Journal.
Have some ideas to share? Fill out the google form!
The March 2018 selection for the OSLA Book Club is The Virtual Self : How Our Digital Lives Are Altering The World Around Us by Nora Young. To join the conversation visit the TeachOntario OSLA Book Club website
In order to make Canadian school library scholarly research more accessible, CSL has launched the Canadian School Libraries Research Archive. Click here to connect to a searchable database of papers and presentations from past Treasure Mountain Canada research symposiums.
Last autumn, OSLA initiated the My School Library Rocks! campaign. Students were encouraged to share stories about the value of their school libraries. View the responses so far here
Thursday November 23rd was Library Day at Queen’s Park. This annual event is an opportunity for Ontario library leadership to meet with their political representatives and advocate for the value of libraries. OSLA Council provided school library representation.
Congratulations to Anita Brooks-Kirkland for being the 2017 recipient of the Angela Thacker Memorial Award from Canadian School Libraries.