BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

Middle School/Secondary Book Author Webinar -Tanya Boteju -May 30, 2023

Join us for our next webinar with Tanya Boteju on May 30th at 3:30pm.

Register here: https://t.co/guQXAzanFE

Save the Date for the 2023 BCTLA Conference

We are pleased to announce BCTLA’s 2023 fall conference – Social Justice League: Teacher-Librarians’ Edition! We are also very excited to announce our keynote speaker – Bryan Bone (Miss Gina Tonic)!! Bryan is a teacher in Richmond school district, an artist, and performs as drag queen Miss Gina Tonic. Learn more about Bryan at https://www.bryanbone.ca.

Our conference will have a focus on all social justice related topics, though we welcome and are looking for workshop proposals on all things school library learning commons! We also welcome proposals for offsite or field trip workshops. These workshops will be scheduled in the morning, ensuring participants will be on site for the keynote and lunch. You can submit workshop proposals at https://www.bctlaconference.ca/.

Date: October 20, 2023

Location: TBA (Lower Mainland)

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Imaginative Play Webinar for Elementary TLs

Come join us for a fun virtual workshop with Sofia Trujillo using picture books and art on April 20, 2023! This lesson can be adapted for high school TLs. Click the following link to register.

5 book prizes of Anywhere Artist by Nikki Slade for attending teacher-librarians.

You can learn more about Sofia and other great lesson ideas at her website.

Working and Learning Conditions Survey 2023 Prize Winners

Love Your School Library & International Book Giving Day -Feb. 14

Don’t forget to celebrate Love Your School Library Day in your library learning commons on February 14th. Put up some posters around your school or have students decorate your LLC with their own messages of love.

International Book Giving Day takes place on the 14th of February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible.

  • READ a book
  • SHARE a book
  • PASS ON a book

 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!

  1. Leave books for children to discover, or donate to a local charity.
  2. Organize a book swap of gently used books in your LLC.
  3. Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day on social media. #bookgivingday
  4. Download and print an International Book Giving Day bookmark and/or bookplate to attach to a book you give, from websites like https://bookgivingday.com/ They’re free!
  5. Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day. Use #bookgivingday and #bctla on social media so we can find you.
  6. Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day by creating a display, poster or newsletter item.