Welcome to Invermere

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

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Welcome to the Labyrinth

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

Planting a Seed to Instigate Change

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

A Teacher-Librarians Evaluation Road Trip

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

Looking Behind the Curtain: An Evaluation of a Reference Resource

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