Invermere is a small East Kootenay community located between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. It is also known to be part of the Columbia Valley, which houses 17 communities from its most northerly community in Spillimacheen to its most southerly community in Canal Flats. Image Source: Screenshot retrieved from http://valleyfoundation.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2016/10/CVCF_vitalsigns_report_2016_V3.pdf According to the 2016 Census … Continue reading Welcome to Invermere
Labyrinths in all their forms are truly beautiful structures. Image Sources: All Creative Commons, Flickr.com When looked at in their entirety, the path of least resistance is often identifiable. On occasions, the exact route can even be found. However, attempting to walk a labyrinth without a complete understanding of its parts and how they work … Continue reading Welcome to the Labyrinth
Where to begin? Tackling a library collection regardless of whom the collection serves is a daunting and arduous task. Much like doing a home renovation, changes within a library require a well throughout and intentional plan. A vision that meets the intended needs of all of those who will be using the space. If the … Continue reading Time to “Renovate”
On the coattails of stripped contract language and the revolving door of temporary Teacher-Librarians the once collaborative relationship between the classroom teacher and teacher-librarian fell to the wayside, resulting in a fend for oneself approach to locating, using, and teaching about reference resources. Subjected to this particular environment for an extended period led to the … Continue reading Planting a Seed to Instigate Change
Managing and evaluating a reference resource collection can be directly compared to the planning process involved with going on a road trip. Let me explain how. Successful management and evaluation of a resource collection involves a number of stages, as does planning a road trip. According to the Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium (ERAC) document titled, … Continue reading A Teacher-Librarians Evaluation Road Trip
It is often unnerving to pull back the curtain and take a look behind. Doing so often reveals an area of neglect, weakness or flaw that has been hidden away, set aside to be attended to another day. A day, that sometimes, never seems to come. The curtain however has been drawn. With that comes … Continue reading Looking Behind the Curtain: An Evaluation of a Reference Resource
Follow the Yellow brick road. … Continue reading Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Hiking. Some love it, some hate it. I once had a love-hate relationship with hiking until I questioned why. How is it possible to hold such conflicting emotions for the same act? While reflecting on my good old love-hate relationship with hiking, I was able to tease out my conflicting emotions and define the why. … Continue reading Release Your Inner Goat!
Feature Image Source: Kevin Simmons – Dating (Flicker: https://goo.gl/QnYUei ) Why did I let Sophie talk me into this? This is dreadful. Do you have a pet? No. Are you close with your family? Sort of. Sort of! What kind of answer is that? Ugh - Will this ever end? Do you like your job? Yes, I do. … Continue reading Must like dogs and romantic walks on the beach.
Tick…tick…tick – clack. The hour hand finally falls into its overdue position. Just enough time has passed so that you can dash out without receiving any snickers and sideways glances from your co-workers. Halfway home, the idea of relaxing and sinking into your favourite spot is dashed away. The demand of preparing dinner crosses your … Continue reading Do you want fries with that?