Category Archives: Libraries

summertime and the readin’ is easy…

As children return to school this week, we can look back on another great summer of reading. Summer is always one of my favourite times in a public library – the place is hopping with happy summer readers of all … Continue reading

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on the cutting edge

Kathy Sanford¬†is a¬†professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. Her research fields are teacher education, literacy, video games and learning. What that basic bio doesn’t tell you is that Kathy is a leading thinker … Continue reading

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every interaction counts

Having recently returned to public library work, my librarian heart is filled with joy when I witness daily the interactions between people in an information-rich environment. To see people alone or in groups, with or without help from staff: browsing, … 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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