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.

Best of the Best! Fall 2016

Join us at this year's Best of the Best on Wednesday, October 12th at ATA Barnett House (11010-142 St., Edmonton).  Find out the best new books for your school, classroom or Library Learning Commobns! Presentation is free, dinner is $15.  Click here for more information. Please register by October 5th. 


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.


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.


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.


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. 


LitPicks 2016 Book Talks!

Edmonton: October 12, 2016  Location: ATA Barnett House 

Edmonton Details

Calgary:  Stay tuned


Contact Nikki Coles re Calgary LitPicks event  nikkiecoles@gmail.com

Contact Kelly Reierson re Edmonton LitPicks event kelly.reierson@epsb.ca

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/

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