Libraries are essential in building academic success and equity in our schools and learning environments. This is very easy when staff and students come from similar backgrounds and share similar languages, experiences and expectations. But what about the ‘others’? The one’s who do not share similar experiences, expectations, languages, and backgrounds? First, what does it... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Building in the Learning Commons   Knowledge Building in the Learning Commons By Deborah McCallum “Knowledge building is perhaps the most important skill of the 21st Century” McCallum aligns the knowledge building process to major ideas and the standards from the new document Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons published... Continue Reading →

8 Considerations when Creating a 21st Century Learning Commons

There are important elements that need to be considered when trying to create a 21st Century Library Space. Libraries of the 21st Century truly need to be spaces that promote both physical and virtual senses of Safety, Inclusiveness, and Equity. Regardless of your situation, Safety, Inclusiveness, and Equity need to be at the forefront of... Continue Reading →

Copyright Matters: 13 ways the laws apply to education

The Copyright Matters document describes the newest laws in Canada as ruled by the Copyright Modernization Act. The purpose is to protect the creative processes of others and to make sure that teachers and students are using the material of others appropriately. The Creative processes occur in an Educational Institution whereby students Create their own... Continue Reading →

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