About Us

What is ASLC?

The Alberta School Library Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association provides professional leadership for quality learning and teaching through school library learning commons.


The Alberta School Library Council advocates for school library learning commons programs and professional development for its members.

Goals for 2010-2013

Career-Long Professional Development:

  • Mentorship Program
  • National School Library Month/Day
  • Awards program 
  • Annual conference
  • PD delivery via technology

Leadership and Advocacy:

  • Sharing exemplary practices in school library learning commons
  • Promoting expertise of membership with educational leaders
  • Providing advocacy and advice re implementation of School Library Policy (Alberta Ed. Draft 2010)  
  • Celebrating National School Library Day/Month province wide
  • Supporting school librarianship through annual ASLC bursary (up to $2000 annually)

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2015 ORC Information Evenings, Calgary Alberta

Join the ORC  and the Alberta School Library Council (ASLC) South Regional for two evenings of ORC resource training. These evenings will provide information about new resources, and new resource features that are ideal for students in K-6 and 7-12. In addition, ways in which ORC resources can support information literacy skills while teaching curriculum will be discussed.

Why not bring a friend this year? It is always a great idea to attend a professional development event with a colleague. This allows for continued discussion, idea generation and support with implementation following the PD experience. It may also mean that there are two experts available to support your school staff.  

Can't join us for the entire evening? No problem! Feel free to join in when you are able or leave early if needed. The sessions for both evenings will be organized so that they chunk resources by the curricular area they support. For a timeline of each evening please see the event RSVP webpage on the ORC Support Site.
School Location:
Chinook Learning Services - Viscount Bennett Centre
2519 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 4M2
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Sessions Offered:
January 14, 2015 
Resources that Support Learning in K-6

January 15, 2015
Resources to Support the Grade 7-12 Curriculum

RSVP Webpage (http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/calgary-orc-information-evenings1.html)

ORC Grant-In-Aid Approved for 2014/2015

The Online Reference Centre (ORC) grant-in-aid for 2014/2015 has been approved! This means that the ORC will remain available to all Alberta K-12 students, parents, staff and pre-service teachers.

The ORC is currently in the process of firming up its 2014/2015 collection. Although the ORC is working with the same budget this year, US exchange rates have changed, and this has an impact, since many of the ORC contracts are paid to US publishers in US funds. The ORC Coordinator is working with the current publishers to see what can be done about maintaining the current collection despite changing financial circumstances.

Find the ORC at http://www.learnalberta.ca/ or visit the ORC Support Site at http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/