Call for School Library Award Nominees

March 07, 2011 (0 Comments)

Posted by: ASLC

Do you know someone who qualifies for the ASLC Annual  Awards?  If so, please consider nominating him or her for their work!

Laurence G. Wiedrick Award of Excellence


1. This award may be given annually and, if given, is to be presented at the annual conference of the Alberta School Library Council.
2. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a teacher-librarian, school media administrator or media educator. (Nominees should be considered because of demonstrated excellence in their employed field or for outstanding achievement in the field at large.)
3. Only one award may be given annually unless unusual circumstances warrant giving more than one award. An award need not be given should the committee so decide.
4. Nominees must be members of the Alberta School Library Council.
5. Nominations for the award may be forwarded to the committee by regional councils or individual members of the Alberta School Library Council.
6. The award, if given, should consist of a certificate and a gift not exceeding $250 in value.
7. Nominations shall be considered for only the year in which they are received.
8. A nomination form devised by the committee shall be used. Master copies of the award will be retained with the staff office at Barnett House.
9. Coverage of the award should be given through the council’s publication, ATA News and other media as deemed appropriate.
10. Committee decision will be considered final.

Award of Merit


1. This award may be given annually by either the regionals of the Council or the executive of the Provincial Council.
2. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a teacher-librarian, school media administrator, educational administrator, other school library supporter or media educator. (Nominees should be considered because of demonstrated excellence in their employed field or for outstanding achievement in the field at large.)
3. Any number of these awards may be presented in any one year.
4. Nominations will be judged by the awards committee of the regional or provincial executive as the case may be.
5. Specially named Regional Awards of Merit may be included and described in the Constitution of the regional. Copies of the same to be submitted to the Provincial Executive.
6. Nominees do not have to be members of the Alberta School Library Council.
7. Nominations for the award may be forwarded to the committee by regional councils or individual members of the Alberta School Library Council.
8. Nominations shall be considered for only the year in which they are received.
9. A nomination form devised by the committee shall be used (Appendix H).
10. Coverage of the award should be given through the council’s publication, and The ATA News, and other media as deemed appropriate.
11. The certificate given in recognition of the award must be signed by the President of the Alberta School Library Council, ATA.
12. Committee decision will be considered final.
13. Master copies of the Provincial Council Award of Merit will be retained with the
14. ATA Staff Officer at Barnett House.

 

Please send your entries to:

Fern Reirson
1032 – 106 Street
Edmonton, AB
T6J 6G8
Or freirson@telusplanet.net
http://aslc.ca/docs/Award Nomination Form.doc



 


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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/