The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is thrilled to recognize several individuals and organizations that have greatly contributed to Ontario’s libraries. From library advocacy to program development, the recipients of OLA’s 2015 awards have supported school, academic and public libraries with outstanding innovation in their communities. Awards will be presented to recipients during the annual OLA Super Conference, held from Jan. 27 to 30, 2016. Among the award winners is Joanne Plante, Conseil Des Écoles Catholiques Du Centre-Est by the L’Association des bibliothèques de l’Ontario-Franco (ABO-Franco), who won Le Prix Micheline Persaud.
Furthermore, Joanne Plante has been nominated by Radio-Canada (CBC) – Le Droit to be Personnality of the week! She was interviewed by Radio-Canada and Unique FM, and hopes this can give importance to School Libraries.
National Education is a quarterly refereed journal published in Turkey.The table of contents and abstracts are published in English as well as in Turkish.You can link to the journal at
Click on the cover the contents, and the journal is available.
One of the authors, Ayse Yurksel-Durukan, is an IASL Regional Director. Barbara Schultz-Jones and Dianne Oberg also have an article in this issue: “New international school library guidelines”
“CORA stands for Community of Online Research Assignments. CORA is on online, open-access platform of librarian and faculty contributed assignments, lesson plans, and activities that engage with information literacy concepts and practices and is intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments. What assignments are appropriate for sharing in CORA? A research assignment is anything that requires students to engage with information resources in a critical or reflective way. This most often includes finding, retrieving, analyzing and evaluating, using and integrating, or organizing the information in order to produce new knowledge. Examples of common research assignments include a literature review, a research proposal, an essay, or a persuasive speech. We encourage the submission of both traditional and untraditional research assignments in CORA.”
The IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People – http://www.ibby.org/) has just released a .pdf file of the books which are on the Honor List 2014 http://www.ibby.org/270.0.html – the actual list is here: http://www.ibby.org/fileadmin/user_upload/HL_2014.pdf . This useful list contains acclaimed books (published in 2014) for young people in many different languages.