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)

Most Recent Blog Entries


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/

EdTechTeam Calgary Summit - Featuring Google for Education

The first annual EdTechTeam Calgary Summit, featuring Google for Education, will be held at Rundle College Jr Sr High in Calgary, Alberta on August 18 & 19, 2014.This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google Apps for Education team. Registration has just opened at http://ab.gafesummit.com/calgary/  Register soon, to avoid missing out!