Author Archive for Lesley Farmer

French school library document

Le monde change, les bibliothèques scolaires aussi. C’est le leitmotiv qui semble avoir guidé les auteures d’un document intitulé La bibliothèque scolaire du XXIe siècle : un modèle en 4 axes. Préparé par l’Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS), le document propose « un modèle dynamique de la […]

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Research on school librarians and reading promotion

The promotion of reading appreciation is one of the many responsibilities of school librarians. Different strategies have been used in elementary and middle schools to achieve this, and these strategies need to meet the students’ interests. This article presents the results of a study that was conducted to identify the […]

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Report about multicultural multilingual youth

The following report (from Western Australia) may be of interest to those  who work in multicultural multilingual school libraries and are interested in Global Literacy.  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/61efdfe9e3c03ed2d6188fdb1/files/Children_and_Young_People_from_Culturally_and_Linguistically_Diverse_Backgrounds_Speak_Out_Web_version_February_2016.pdf One particularly interesting thing about this report is that the children themselves have been interviewed.    (information submitted by Helen Boelens)

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Canada Intellectual Freedom Award to Teacher Librarians

The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that Richard Beaudry and Gail Chaddock-Costello have been chosen as winners of the 2016 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for their demonstrated leadership and exceptional courage in resisting censorship and opposing violations of intellectual freedom in school libraries and schools. […]

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Online information literacy lesson plans

“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 […]

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