Library Links

"Content that might be of interest to Teacher-Librarians..."


Kids Book Reviews and Ratings at DOGO Books

Share reactions, thoughts and opinions about books

"DOGObooks is where kids discover, review and rate books.  Our goal is to provide a fun, safe and interactive environment for children to share their reactions, thoughts and opinions about books.  All book selections and reviews are moderated prior to being published."


Sustainability Classroom Resources at Resources for Rethinking

Education for Sustainable Development
"Resources for Rethinking is a project developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future. It provides teachers access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that integrate environmental, social and economic spheres through learning that is interdisciplinary and action oriented. We call this learning Education for Sustainable Development or ESD."



Keeping Up with RA for Teens and Tweens

Teens are reading - help them find books!
"You don't have to be an expert. Initiating a conversation, creating and building a relationship and knowing where to find key information in clutch moments—these are all cornerstones of effective Readers' Advisory. And, NoveList has you covered in the key information department. We've created a Keeping Up...YA Lit page to gather lists, award-winners, and on-point articles about teen RA from practitioners. It's official: using tools is not cheating."

Read the complete article to find help with "Teens or Tweens", "Adult titles for teens", and other suggestions.


Mini-movies to promote your prgram

Libraries on the Vine
"Libraries are using Vine to create clips that highlight new book and media acquisitions, advertise events, showcase makerspaces and 3D printers, and instruct patrons on library features. The moving images give these promotions a vibrancy that's not feasible in text-heavy social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. "The connections that come out of one unique item like a [stop-motion] film of racks filling up with new magazines are interesting."

Some other links:
Uses for Vine in Libraries
Vine Video book Trailers
(Note: To hear the audio on a Vine, click on the tiny speaker in the top left of each video. Vines can be linked, tweeted or embedded.)

Sample: New book arrivals with Vine
Sample: Six Second reviews

Stay Safe This Summer!

Safety Videos on Learn360
"With summer approaching, this is a good time to remind students how to practice safety in all areas of life."

These clips can be viewed on Learn360 using your school ID and PW - you'll have to login first, then come back and click on the links. Teachers can download for later viewing using the teacher login (See your TL for more information!)


Registration Open for BCTLA Summer Institute

The BC Teacher-Librarians' Association
** Summer Institute **
Registration and more information is now available at:
August 31, 2015
Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George
Cost: $65.00


Teaching History with 100 Objects

One hundred objects to inspire your students
"Teaching history with 100 objects consists of 100 resources based on objects selected from museums in Britain, intended to provide object-based units of study for a historical period, culture or theme. Teaching history with 100 objects harnesses the power of objects to motivate young people's interest in history and to provide teachers with resources to inspire their students' study of events and people in the past."


Legoizer Turns Any Image Into A Lego Kit

Everything can be made of Lego
"The Legoizer turns images into Lego creations by breaking them into block-sized chunks and supplying a shopping list and list of instructions. [...] it could be a fun way to surprise a Lego-loving friend!


Downloadable Aboriginal Resource from CCBC

Hear Our Stories: Celebrating FNMI Literature

"The Canadian Children's Book Centre is offering a free online theme guide that focuses on books written by and about members of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. It also provides activities for using these books in the classroom, library or at home. View it online or download."