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