Displays, Library Life, Virtual Learning

How to Create a Virtual Library Book Display

Though my school has been back to in-person since September, we are still embedding virtual opportunities wherever we can. For me in the library, this means no students are allowed to be in the library, all of my library visits are done virtually, and all books need to be requested through our new online reserve… Continue reading How to Create a Virtual Library Book Display

Information Literacy, Library Life, Virtual Learning

Information Literacy Instruction: How To Do Research

I was asked to present to a grade 7 class last year as they were gearing up to start a research assignment. With me being new to the school and the teacher also being new, we didn't really know how much experience students already had with the research process. I was asked if I could… Continue reading Information Literacy Instruction: How To Do Research

Library Life, Space & Design

Library Learning Commons Redesign: Planning Phase

Even though schools in my province are reopening this fall, the role of the library is still unknown at this time. However, I intend on trying to continue on with business as usual as much as I can. With that being said, I have decided to start tackling the redesign of my library. Some of… Continue reading Library Learning Commons Redesign: Planning Phase

Book Lists, Books & Reading, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Historical Fiction for Middle Grade & YA Readers

If I had to pick one genre that was my absolute favourite, it would be historical fiction. This wasn't always the case though. When I was growing up, I greatly disliked social studies and thought learning about history was a complete bore, but that all changed after discovering the Dear Canada series. It was because… Continue reading Historical Fiction for Middle Grade & YA Readers

Library Life, Space & Design

From Library to Learning Commons: The Transformation of an Elementary School LLC

"The library is the heart of the school" - I have heard this expression used so many times and perhaps I'm a bit biased when I say that I full-heartedly agree with it. It's no secret that I love my job and working in a school library has been a complete dream come true for… Continue reading From Library to Learning Commons: The Transformation of an Elementary School LLC