Looking forward to TMC5!

Treasure Mountain Canada (TMC) is a research symposium and think tank that serves as an incubator for much-needed research into school library practice. The first four symposia collectively have generated close to one hundred action research and academic papers. It was because of TMC that the national standards document, Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, was conceived and developed, with input from every province and territory in Canada.

In less than a month we assemble once again, this time in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This symposium is being held in partnership with the Manitoba School Library Association.

The TMC5 theme is Culturally Relevant and Responsive School Library Learning Commons, expanding on the MSLA conference theme, Truth in Our Stories: Seeking a Path to Reconciliation.

I am very pleased to be on the TMC planning committee. TMC is now a project of the new national organization, Canadian School Libraries, which I chair.

Learn more about TMC5.

Follow our progress on the TMC Blog, and with our Twitter hashtag, #TMCanada2017.


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Action is Eloquence at the DPCDSB

I’m presenting today!

Action is Eloquence

Leadership from the School Library Learning Commons

A presentation for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Elementary Teacher-Librarian Professional Learning Session
September 5, 2017

What does teacher-librarianship look like in 2017? How deep an impact has learning commons thinking had on practice? What progress are we making in Ontario, across Canada, and internationally? This presentation provides a window into teacher-librarianship for the 21st century, and proposes ideas for collaborative leadership from all stakeholders to advance the school library learning commons.

Storefront Session Title PageStorefront Session: Associations

Professional associations provide you with resources and programs, learning opportunities, and a powerful professional learning network. Associations empower you with a voice to demonstrate the value of the school library learning commons.

Connect to the session materials page.

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Bunny Goes to SC 2017

For your amusement, a delightful little video by Julian Taylor documenting Bunny’s adventures at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2017. Bunny even attended my session!

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