Category Archives: Leadership

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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librarians on the frontier

This is a guest posting by Dave Obee, author of The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia. Every few weeks, it seems, somebody somewhere will come up with a list of professions that are dying, jobs that are disappearing, … Continue reading

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are you in your element?

Bonnie McComb, award-winning teacher-librarian at Parkland Secondary in Sidney, is about to retire. Yet she is just as passionate about her role today, while she’s in the throes of converting her school library into a learning commons environment, as she … Continue reading

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the best of both worlds

You know how sometimes a new way of looking at a situation makes it so everything slots into place? That moment when your heart starts to sing “I can see clearly now” occurs? That lightbulb moment? An epiphany experience? I … Continue reading

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it takes a network

Is there anything more inspiring and mutually supportive than a healthy human network? In the past week, I’ve been embraced by a couple of strong and effective networks, the Aboriginal Enhancement School Network and the initiative known as Changing Results for Young Readers. … Continue reading

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