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BCTLA Highlights and News
- The BC Teacher-Librarians' Association is provincial specialist association in British Columbia. We are part of the BC Teachers Federation. Here are some of our recent highlights:
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- "The Points of Inquiry" resources are available!
- Annual Working and Learning Conditions Survey results
- BCTLA Communications and PD Survey results available
- MEMBER SERVICES
- Online membership signup now available!
- BCTLA NEWS
- BCTLA is now on Pinterest!
Member and Subscriber News!
- Chilliwack: "A New Chapter for Libraries: Funding Cuts Have Left..." (Chilliwack Times)
- Cowichan Valley: "Sorry, the Library is Closed" (Cowichan News Leader)
- BCTLA MEMBERS AND SUBSCRIBERS: MEDIA
- Judith Comfort: "In Focus: A Teacher-librarian in the Digital Age"(TC Magazine, pg. 30)
- Judith Comfort: "Teacher-Librarian of the Year"(The Report Card)
- Nicola Kuhn: "Kuhn an Inspiration to Others" (Trail Daily Times/Rossland News)
- Al Smith: "Librarian 'simply the best'; Award created specifically to honour librarian" (The Daily Courier, Kelowna)
- RECOGNITION OF BCTLA MEMBERS AND SUBSCRIBERS
- Congratulations to Marilyn Lunde, on receiving the Willis McLeese Award (article)
- Congratulations to Arlene Anderson, on receiving a 2010-11 Prime Ministers' Award for Teaching Excellence / Certificate of Excellence
- Judith Comfort receives the 2011 Follett International Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award (press release)
- Heather Daly receives the 2011 CASL Margaret B. Scott Award of Merit (press release)
- Moira Ekdahl receives the 2011 CASL Angela Thacker Memorial Award (press release)
- Congratulations to Pat Parungao (Vancouver), receipient of the 2010 Follett International Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award
- Michele Farquharson (Vancouver) is the 2009 receipient of the Follett International Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award
- Karen Lindsay, BCTLA VP Advocacy, is the 2009 receipient of the CLA/ACB Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship
- The 2009-10 BCTLA Executive is the 2009 receipient of the 2009 CASL Angela Thacker Memorial Award
BC School Library News and Articles
What's happening in British Columbia's school libraries?
- BC Libraries: "The Learning Commons in BC"
- Parkland Secondary (Saanich): "Drop Everything and Read"
- Vancouver Teacher-Librarians: "Teacher-Librarians Supporting 21st-Century Learners"
- Chris Kennedy: "My Take on Librarians"
- Gino Bondi: "Our Learning Commons: One 'How To' For 21st Century Learning"
- On Family Literacy Day, Teacher-Librarians Lament a Decade of Cuts > statement
- Chronic Underfunding is Creating Severe Inequities in BC School Libraries > statement
- BCTF 21st-Century learning discussion paper released
- BC Library Association Responds to 2009-10 Cuts > response
- BCTF: FTE services decline > download document
- Proposed Reductions of Teacher-Librarian Staffing (2009-10) > statement
National School Library News and Statements
What's happening in school libraries in Canada?
- Anita Brooks Kirkland, Ontario: "Imagine Your Library"
- MEDIA AND OPINION
- Publisher's Weekly: "Panel Examines Canadian School Library Crisis"
- The Globe and Mail: "Ontario Kids Can Read Well, But They Don't Have to Like It"
- Jian Ghomeshi (Q): "Who Will Speak for the Librarian?"
- Toronto Star: "Libraries Shelved As School Boards Look for Cutbacks"
- The Globe and Mail: "Librarians Fight for a Role in a Digital World"
- The Globe and Mail: "How to Make School Libraries Relevant Again"
- CBC News (Windsor): "Parents Don't Want Book Shut on School Libraries"
- The Windsor Star: "Libraries Key to Learning"
- Hamilton Spectator: "Libraries Shelved as School Boards Cut Back"
- The Ottawa Citizen: "High School Libraries Enter the 21st Century"
- Global TV Toronto: video clip
- STATEMENTS AND RESEARCH
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