Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada was recently launched at the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference, held this year in Victoria, B.C.
The document has been developed jointly by CLA’s Voices for School Libraries Network and CLA’s School Libraries Advisory Committee, in consultation with many regional groups, associations and individuals, including the Nunavut Department of Education.
The press release from CLA provides more information and background on all the partnerships involved and further contacts.
The complete Leading Learning document is available free of charge through the CLA website, as is the supporting extensive bibliography.
Presentation of the 2012n CLA Young Adult Book Award to Catherine Austen by Michael Monaghan (CEO of Library Services Centre, award sponsor) and Carol Rigby (jury chair)
May 29-June 1, 2012: NLA member Carol Rigby wound up her five-year term on the Canadian Library Association’s Young Adult Book Award jury with the opportunity, as this past year’s chair, to present the award to this year’s winner, Catherine Austen, for her novel All Good Children at a gala awards evening at this year’s annual CLA conference, held in Ottawa. She also presented this year’s “notables” — the top ten shortlist — at a conference session. The notables presentation is posted in the publications section of this website. Carol can now go back to reading something other than 100+ YA novels in a year.