Monthly Archives: June 2011

BCTLA Forum BCTLAs theBookmark is just out!

Thanks to Al for all the years of skill and heart he has poured into the BCTLA in general and into the Bookmark and the DEAR posters in particular. You’ve been a huge part of what makes this organization exemplary. … Continue reading

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BCTLAs theBookmark is just out!

The Summer 2011 Edition Vol 51 Issue 1, of BCTLA’s professional journal theBookmark is just out! http://bctf.ca/bctla/pub/bookmark/Bookmark_summer2011.pdf Enjoy the read and blog at the NING http://bcteacherlibrarians.ning.com/profiles/blogs/thebookmark-bctla Greetings and a big welcome to Suzanne Hall, the new Senior Editor. So long, … Continue reading

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Schools Eliminating Librarians as Budgets Shrink – NYTimes.com

Too bad the skilled school librarian has never been needed more than in recent years. People do not understand that adequate appropriate library support is critical if we want students to be more than just data miners and plagiarists. In … Continue reading

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Come join me on CEET NING

Join me on CEET NING Al Smith has: 2 friends 5 discussions Come join me on CEET NING! – Al Smith Click to Join Members on CEET NING: Marilyn Richardson Jeff Yasinchuk Elizabeth Christensen Rose MacKenzie Tara Colborne About CEET … Continue reading

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Difference between a bureaucrat and a teacher?

I completely agree with Starleigh Grass’s recent blog post Monday June 20. I was so moved by her argument I just have to share something. “What’s the difference between a bureaucrat and a teacher?” I wish I could give you solace … Continue reading

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Future of the BCTLA Forum + RSS

RSS FEEDS AND BCTLA FORUM Couldn’t agree more Mary… Everyone should study CommonCraft whiteboard video explanation. http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english. Or YouTube equivalent. It is indeed a core library skill because it can be used to deliver content to patrons directly or through … Continue reading

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Heather Daly’s CASL Award Acceptance Speech

Heather Daly’s Award Acceptance Speech The following speech was delivered on May 27 in Halifax, at the Canadian Association for School Librarians AGM and Awards Ceremony. Heather on the occasion of accepting the Margaret B. Scott Award of Merit: “Thank … Continue reading

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