Distance Learning, Information Literacy, Library Life

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 future 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… Continue reading Library Learning Commons Redesign: Planning Phase

Adults, Books & Reading, Professional Development

Librarian Professional Development Reads: Better with Books by Melissa Hart

Every summer, I make it a goal for myself to read at least one professional development book. I normally read this book in August, as a way to gear myself up for the upcoming school year. I haven't quite decided yet on what my pick will be for this summer, so I thought I would… Continue reading Librarian Professional Development Reads: Better with Books by Melissa Hart

Library Life, Organization

How I Use The Happy Planner as a School Librarian

Disclaimer: Please note that this post is in no way endorsed, sponsored or administered by The Happy Planner®. I simply love the product and decided to share a post about how great it has been working out for me.  This may come across as peculiar to some, but I LOVE planning, so much so, I… Continue reading How I Use The Happy Planner as a School Librarian

Distance Learning, Library Life

How to Create a Bitmoji Library

Now that we are in our seventh week of distance learning (hard to believe we have been at it this long!) and with the announcement here in Ontario that we will not be returning back to school this academic year, I have been reflecting on the things that I have been doing to create a… Continue reading How to Create a Bitmoji Library

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

Distance Learning, Library Life

Things I Learned About Recording Virtual Story Times

Despite this being a time of great uncertainty, I’m trying to look for the positives and appreciate all of the new learning I have been presented with since starting to work from home. From figuring out new online platforms, hosting virtual meetings, and establishing an at-home office, this has been a learning curve for probably… Continue reading Things I Learned About Recording Virtual Story Times

Books & Reading

Hello & Welcome!

Hello and welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting this blog. For those of you that know me, this isn't my first time diving into blogging. When I graduated from university back in 2013, I started a teaching and travel blog to keep my friends and family up-to-date with my life when… Continue reading Hello & Welcome!