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November 14, 2010

E-Book Futures

Im very excited about our next event 1-12 December. The digital future is now and E-Book Futures have been on the minds of progressive schools for some time. How do schools meet the challenge  for reference works, for textbooks, for the wider information collection and for fiction? What are the publishers doing? What are the third [...]

June 9, 2010

On earth, in cyberspace, or flying to Tokyo

Just when things are hoting up at YSL4 with the Great Krashen in full swing I have to miss the fun. Well Im trading one for another actually as Im off to present a keynote at the JSLA in Tokyo.
If you want to catch Krashen it is not too late to jimp in.
Cheers James

May 26, 2010

YSL4 is underway

Dont you just love beginnings. Yes Spring is my favourite season too. Well YSL4 is underway with a very eclectic bunch of presenters. Im guessing that these folk would never find themselves in the same room on earth. But in our virtual world anything is possible, right? Well almost anything.
I see that some folk have [...]

May 1, 2010

The BCLA Summer Reading Club is pretty amazing

I am not fond of the word awesome, but I am sure many use that word to describe the BCLA SRC. My last post was about my experience in a public library involved in an SRC. I thought I would point to it so participants can read more about it.  It is an excellent and [...]

April 29, 2010

Getting creative with library statistics

A long time ago, I worked as a youth services librarian in a public library. The management, always eager to report big numbers, set a goal for our department to increase registration for the Summer Reading Club. I took on the challenge. I went with a colleague to schools in June, arranged for assemblies of [...]

April 27, 2010

Why Reading?

In previous conferences, we have focused on 21st century learning, information literacy, and teacher and school librarian collaboration. We have also looked at the role of the teacher librarian/school librarian as a transformational one. And in this conference, I think we broaden our professional visions to consider other questions. How does information literacy development link [...]

April 24, 2010

I love a good list (the presentations are in)

We have begun the process of finalizing the presentation list. I am appreciative of the reviewers, our Associate members who helped with providing feedback to the presentation proposals we received.
This is the first time YSL has called for presentations. It was fascinating to hear from people from across the globe and to hear what they [...]

March 8, 2010

Life Membership

Your School Library is offering life membership to those folk who want to demonstrate a long-term commitment to this adventure. A life membership fee of US$150 guarantees a 25% discount to all YSL events.

March 8, 2010

Call for Presentations

Your School Library will hold its fourth international online conference May 25-June 10, 2010. The focus of the conference is everyone’s favourite topic–reading. Send a proposal if you have a success story, an award-winning program, a research project or a fantastic presentation. Our flexible online gathering brings together librarians from around the globe to share [...]

March 8, 2010

New Website

Hi, Welcome to our new website. It’s still in testing phase but should be online before Friday. Thanks for your patience.
Pat