Category Archives: Collaboration

celebrating culture

This past weekend, our library held a community event called Connection, Acceptance and Community: an Unconference, in partnership with the school district. Last month we held an event In Honour of the Community Commitment to Truth, Healing & Reconciliation, in … Continue reading

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the great mooc experiment

Over the past few months, our Parkgate branch library has introduced the concept of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and a ‘pilot MOOC’, using MIT’s massive open online adaptation of its Introduction to Philosophy. So far, it’s been a fabulous … Continue reading

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a true champion of our freedom to read

It’s been a while since I last blogged in this space, but this past week’s honouring of our Freedom to Read has inspired me to write. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about … Continue reading

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it’s a wrap

My mother used to quote a Dutch saying: “There is a time to begin and a time to end, and now the time to end has begun.” With mixed emotions, I am leaving my role as Director, Libraries and Literacy … Continue reading

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lean into literacy

In honour of this year’s winner of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, BC’s Superintendent of Reading, Maureen Dockendorf, and I travelled this week to Powell River Public Library. Powell River Public Library has been described as “the little … Continue reading

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