Action is Eloquence: The Strategic Teacher-Librarian
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
People for Education (2019): Connecting to success: Technology in Ontario schools
Ontario Library Association: Ontario School Library Impact Project
Smashing the Nobody Understands Me Myth. Teaching Librarian (Winter 2018). Ontario School Library Association.
Aspirations and Opportunities: Advocacy for School Library Programs. Canadian Children’s Book News 38(3), Summer 2015. A publication of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
The Future Now: A Powerful Tool for Advancing the School Library Learning Commons in Canada
School Libraries in Canada, Volume 33, Issue 2 (2015)
From the President: Value, Influence, Positioning: Advocacy by a New Name
Open Shelf, Ontario Library Association (2014)
Action is Eloquence: Advocacy Advice for School Libraries. School Libraries in Canada Volume 30 Issue 1 (2012)
Anita’s Blog Posts
Library Day at Queen’s Park 2015 (November 26, 2015)
Ontario Needs Teacher-Librarians (March 15, 2015)
Library Day at Queen’s Park (November 27, 2014)
RSC Expert Panel: Recommendations for School Libraries (November 13, 2014)
Libraries Change Lives (April 21, 2014)
Leveraging Libraries for Ontario’s Education Future (September 30, 2013)
Getting the Message Right (January 12, 2013)
Imagine Your Library (August 17, 2012)
Super Conference Reflections: Leadership & Advocacy (February 11, 2012)
From Advocacy to Action (February 5, 2012, reposted from November 7, 2010)
Doug – Off the Record: An Interview with Anita Brooks Kirkland (April 16, 2015)
American Libraries (2014). School Libraries Transform Learning. Note article by Barbara Stripling (p. 8) – Reimagining Advocacy for School Libraries: Creating a Strategy for Getting out Your Message
Canadian School Libraries (CSL) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to professional research and development in the field of the school library learning commons in Canada. CSL connects school library practitioners and educators across Canada in the collaborative pursuit of delivering exemplary practices reflective of current professional school library learning commons standards.
One starting point to essential resources for advancing the school library learning commons program.
Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada provides a guide for the transition of school libraries to vibrant centres of teaching and learning responsive to the diverse needs of learners today and into the future. It also serves as a measurement tool to help schools determine where they are now with library facilities and programs and where they want to advance to.
L’Apprentissage en tête: Principes relatifs à la transition de la bibliothèque scolaire vers le carrefour d’apprentissage au Canada fournit des normes afin de guider la transformation des bibliothèques scolaires pour créer des centres d’apprentissage, d’innovation et de création de connaissances tournés vers l’avenir.
Canada’s only national journal dedicated to school library learning commons practice. Three online editions per year.
Collaboratively exploring ideas to build collective knowledge of the learning commons approach as sustainable school improvement.
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