Canadian School Libraries (CSL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to professional research and development in the field of the school library learning commons in Canada. CSL connects school library practitioners and educators across Canada in the collaborative pursuit of delivering exemplary practices reflective of current professional school library learning commons standards.

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Leading LearningLeading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada provides a guide for the transition of school libraries to vibrant centres of teaching and learning responsive to the diverse needs of learners today and into the future. It also serves as a measurement tool to help schools determine where they are now with library facilities and programs and where they want to advance to.

Visit the Leading Learning website.
Carrefour d'ApprentissageCarrefour d'Apprentissage

Ce site présente le document L’apprentissage en tête : Principes relatifs à la transition de la bibliothèque scolaire vers le carrefour d’apprentissage au Canada. Dans le futur, il comprendra des ressources pour la mise en place des carrefours d’apprentissage grâce à du contenu et des exemples en français.

Visitez le site L'apprentissage en tête.
School Libraries in CanadaSchool Libraries in Canada: A National Journal Supporting School Library Learning Commons Research & Practice

Pending transfer of stewardship for School Libraries in Canada (SLiC), its archives are available on this temporary website, generously supported by the Ontario Library Association.

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TMCTreasure Mountain Canada is a bi-annual research symposium and think tank. TMC invites researchers, school library practitioners, educational leaders and policy-makers to move forward together and collaboratively explore ideas, inspire each other and build collective knowledge of the learning commons approach as part of sustainable school improvement.

Visit the TMC website for access to papers and resources from previous symposia.


Provincial / Territorial School Library Associations

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association: Teacher-Librarians' Special Interest CouncilNova Scotia School Library Network
APLAPrince Edward Island Teacher-Librarians' Association

SSLAYukon Teacher-Librarian Association (YTLA)
Email: Janet.Clarke (at)



International Association of School Librarianship