Welcome to the Alberta School Learning Commons council!

Yes, we have changed our name! The decision to change our council title to reflect the transition of library to learning commons was made at our 2016 AGM. Our website will be updated to reflect this change in the coming months.

If You Build It They Will Come! ASLC Learning Commons Mini-Conference

The April 23, 2016 mini-conference held in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting was a huge success! All participants left with something new and exciting to put into action immediately as well as lots of food for thought as they transition school libraries to learning commons.

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ASLC LitPicks

You'll find the LitPicks link in the top right hand corner of our site. Sign up for your FREE ASLC LitPicks membership today.

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The Year of the Learning Commons

The April 2015 issue of Teacher Librarian kicked off The Year of the Learning Commons: April 2015 - May 2016. A special website provides events and ideas for you to join the celebration.

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Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada provides supports and tools for implementing and sustaining a school library learning commons. Its creation is the result of an extensive committee consultation process that took place in provinces across Canada. This important resource is available free of charge from the School Libraries in Canada website.

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Alberta Education Learning Commons Policy and Guidelines 

In another significant learning commons development, Alberta Education recently issued a Learning Commons Policy and Guidelines statement. The policy statement and guidelines appear in the Guide to Education. This makes Alberta the first province in Canada to put in place a policy recognizing the integral role of the learning commons in teaching and learning. 
 

News

ORC Grant-In-Aid Approved for 2015/2016

The Online Reference Centre (ORC) grant-in-aid for 2015/2016 has been approved and the ORC will remain available to all Alberta K-12 students, parents, staff and pre-service teachers.

Find valuable resources for teaching and learning at the ORC website http://www.learnalberta.ca/ or visit the ORC Support Site at http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/
 

New Issue of School Libraries in Canada

Celebrating Science and Technology can be accessed at http://clatoolbox.ca/casl/slicv31n3/313cover.html

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