Principal’s Professional Reading

Research is very clear about the role of the principal in supporting school libraries as a means to increase students' digital literacy skills and achievement and Read more here.

Achieving Information Literacy: Standards for School Libraries in Canada provides excellent guidelines for staffing, collection development and technology integration in the school library.

A few principal blogs you may want to add to your reader and follow:

Connected Principals

Principal of Change

The Principal Blog

Consider starting your own blog! Why? Scott McLeod has some excellent reasons here. 

New South Wales, Australia has produced an excellent document as part of their School Libraries Futures Project, outlining the role of school libraries in 21st century learning.

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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!