School Libraries Section

School Section Report

Submitted by Shannon Babcock
 
Wildly Successful!
 
Personal stories, digital policies and animated discussion were the order of the evening at the school library section E-book event. Participants were eager to share and discuss experiences using and purchasing e-books and multiple platforms in schools. There was an encouraging turnout, with representatives from public as well as CEGEP libraries. This evening addressing e-books and digital formats in a school context was held on April 20th, 2012 in the Centennial Academy library.
 

Montreal Screening - "Louder than a Bomb"

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:00
Location: 
Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St. Antoine Road, Westmount

A question-and-answer session with co-producer Greg Jacobs will follow
the screening.



Tickets ($10 each) are available at:


Livres Babar (46 St. Anne St., Pointe Claire - Phone: 514-694-0380)

Babar en ville (1235 Greene Avenue, Westmount - Phone: 514-931-0606)


TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2012

The ABQLA’s Youth and School libraries sections, jointly with the Montreal Children’s Literature Roundtable, are glad to invite you to a meeting with author Caroline Pignat. Her visit is part of the 2012 edition of the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. Winner of numerous awards, amongst which the prestigious Governor General Literary award for Children’s Literature (text) in 2009 for her historical fiction “Greener Grass”, the author will be with us to speak about her creative moments and inspiration.

When: May 9th 2012, 7-8.30 p.m.

eBooks in School Libraries

The School Libraries Section invites you to participate in a discussion about the opportunities and issues surrounding the implementation of eBooks in School Libraries. A panel of school librarians from a variety of communities will touch on the topics of availability, platforms, devices, budgets, best practices, and the future of school library collections. Bring questions, concerns and ideas to share.

School Library Section Report

by Shannon Babcock
The School Library section of the ABQLA is gathering steam! After participation in the Maurice Sendak storytelling event at the Jewish Public Library (in association with the Youth and Public Library sections) the school section foresees three upcoming school-related events.

Reading online: too distracting?

Sandra Bebbington Information Literacy Coordinator-MELS DSCA SAR

In a recent discussion I had with someone about tablets in the school library, it was brought to my attention that some people see tablets has having the potential of distracting people from reading. With all the additional abilities that tablets have such as apps or web access they detract from the e-reader aspect of the device. My response was simply - so??

Maurice Sendak Storytelling Workshop

ImageBy Karen Biskin

Throughout his prolific career, Maurice Sendak transformed the landscape of children’s literature, conjuring the monsters of childhood dreams onto the pages of his books. On Thursday, November 3, 2011, the Public, School and Youth Sections of the ABQLA celebrated Sendak’s writing during a storytelling workshop held at the Jewish Public Library. Professional storyteller Selina Eisenberg-Smith animated the evening, using a felt board, puppets, and props to explore the various ways to engage children in a story. After her artistic retelling of In the Night Kitchen, she had the group participate in its own wild rumpus and then perform Pierre, a Cautionary Tale with her. She shared her experiences working with children of different ages and explained how she adapts children’s books in order to perform them for a audience.

A Maurice Sendak Storytelling Evening

Get ready for a wild rumpus... of librarians!

The Public, School and Youth sections of the Quebec Library Association and the Jewish Public Library will be hosting a Maurice Sendak storytelling workshop for teachers, librarians and those who are young at heart on Thursday November 3rd at 5:30 PM.

This special event is timed to give you the opportunity to discover the international travelling exhibition “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” which explores the life and artwork of this renowned illustrator and author.

Beaconsfield High School Library Poetry Contest 2011

The following poems were the top three winners in the 2011 Poetry Contest at Beaconsfield High School Library. All winners are in Grade 10, Secondary 4. We are very proud of their work and will look to their future as aspiring poets.
First Place Poetry Winner

Time to Believe
Jessica Ford

If we never thought that there was anything more,
Would we question what lay beyond?
And if we never knew anything to be right,
Would we ponder whether we were wrong?

End of School Year Ruminations

Imageby Beverley Graham

Once again, we are at the end of another school year. Final exams are over, report cards are waiting to be picked up and--if you’re anything like me, you are probably tearing your hair out wondering once again, ”why haven’t my students returned their library books yet?!”

So, seeking some solace, I stumbled across some amusing web links that you might like to integrate into your usual Orientation classes in September.

Laughosity. "‪Library Book Due‬‏." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 25 July 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yun19N3j_yU

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