OACS 2017

Imagine Your Library

OACS Library Conference
October 2, 2017

The world of information and learning is in an era of unprecedented change, driven by rapid changes in technology. Libraries in every sector are embracing these changes and reinventing themselves to lead learning for the 21st century. In this session, we’ll look at what this means in terms of updating the library space to inspire creativity, collaboration, and knowledge-building. We will imagine what the library can be, and in the process inspire the school community to imagine the potential of the new school library learning commons.

Session Resources

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada

Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons

OACS Virtual Library

Weeding References

Baumbach & Miller (2006). Less is More: A Practical Guide to Weeding School Library Collections. American Library Association.

Gail Dickinson (2005). Crying Over Spilled Milk. Library Media Connection 23(7).

Doug Johnson (2003). Weed. Library Media Connection 22(1).


Rebecca Vnuk (2015). The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-By-Shelf Guide. American Library Association.

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