For Canadian School Libraries
A community of school library specialists working in Canadian schools. Pour ceux ou celles qui travaillent dans les bibliothèques scolaires.
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The Support Team for 2012-13
L'équipe de soutien pour 2012-13
Co-Moderators for Voices for School Libraries Network co-modérateurs: Linda Shantz-Keresztes and Cindy Matthews
Éditeur de SLIC Editor - Derrick Grose
Éditeur d'Impact Editor - Vicky Pennell
SLIP-PiBS - Linsey Hammond
The Spring 2013 issue of School Libraries in Canada featuring articles on digital curation by Anita Brooks Kirkland, and on advocacy by Leslie Holwerda, Jennifer Lunny, Joanna Noakes, Kelly Boyd and Kirsten Morozov as well as interviews with authors Jacqueline Guest, Maureen Jennings and Sue MacLeod and an update on the National Standards Project (and more!) is now posted at:
Please visit and share the URL with your networks.
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is pleased to announce the approval, by its Executive Committee, of a project generated from Voices for School Libraries Network through the CLA School Library Advisory Committee, to develop a new standards document for school libraries in Canada. This endeavour was a focal point of discussions by school library leaders and practitioners across Canada, at “Treasure Mountain II”, a research retreat aligned with the CLA 2012 Conference in Ottawa.
The approved project proposal is not a re-write of Achieving Information Literacy, 2003, reprinted 2006, but a new document reflecting the present school library landscape and reaching into the next decade. CLA will publish the new document as an e-book, in English and French.
The project emphasizes nationwide participation, achieved primarily through provincial/territorial school library associations, in the formation of small volunteer writing committees that will contribute content based on a template to be shared in early 2013. The number of volunteer writers in the regions can differ, however the committee should as much as possible strive to represent an ideal school library "learning commons" team e.g. teacher-librarians, principals, library technicians, classroom teachers, parents, possibly students, and community librarians or other community representatives.
Provincial/territorial committees will review the content, along with the CLA School Library Advisory Committee and the CLA National School Library Standards Steering Committee (which include leadership from Voices for School Libraries Network) based on the following timeline:
You may contact me for further information.
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