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”
The Midyear Meeting of the School Libraries Section Standing Committee will be held in Zagreb (Croatia) from 21-23 April 2016.
The programme can be downloaded here.
The programme as proposed by the School Libraries Section for WLIC 2016 Colombus was approved by the IFLA Professional Committee.
‘Inclusionary practices to support school libraries’
The conference theme aligns well with the section’s new school library guidelines, which were developed to assist school library professionals and educational decision-makers in their efforts to ensure that all students and teachers have access to effective school library resources and services, delivered by qualified school library personnel.
Building on the Congress theme and Section guidelines roll-out, presentations will be considered that address the theme and examine:
• the role of the community to support school libraries and implement school library guidelines; and
• inclusionary practices in supporting school libraries and implementing the school library guidelines
The minutes of the SC Meetings in Cape Town 2015 are available here.
As for 16-9-2015 for the Section there are:
- 19 Institutional members
- 1 International Association
- 27 National organisations
- 13 Personal affiliates
This total of 60 members represents 37 countries.
As you don’t have to be an IFLA member to subscribe to the Mailing list, there are 281 persons subscribed to:
SCHOOL-L: The purpose of the list will be for better communication between the members of the section and to disseminate minutes, newsletters, etc throughout the group.
The 2nd edition of the IFLA School Library Guidelines is a bit hit. At the moment translation processes are in progress in: Chinese, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese (Pt) .
If you are interested in joining a team or to start a translation in your language, please contact Albert Boekhorst.