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How Advertising Manipulates Kids


Friends of the School Library presents

Liz Schultze from Cinematique

Understanding How Advertising Manipulates Kids

Parents, students and staff are invited to join us on

Wednesday, October 28th from 7 – 9 pm in the Eric Hamber Library

to hear Liz speak about media literacy.

Light refreshments.

5025 Willow Street, Vancouver

FOSL Invitation 2015



Buffy Hamilton is coming!!!

The BCTLA summer institute this year is a good one!  Buffy Hamilton is coming August 26!!!

Buffy Hamilton is best known in the school library community as the Unquiet Librarian. She is an ALA Cutting Edge Library Service Award Winner, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker award recipient.

The third session looks particularly exciting: Participatory Culture
“What are the qualities that distinguish sites of participatory learning and how might school libraries contextualize their role as co-learners that can collaboratively construct the possibilities of print and digital information, and new literacies, through inquiry-driven work? After a presentation of these principles and and concepts, we’ll engage in small and large group exploration of the possibilities, strategies, and real-world examples across a range of library environments to re-imagine the modern school library.”

Get more information about this exciting day and register online HERE.

Please note: this professional development event is planned by teachers for teachers.  There are no union barriers to teachers attending this event.  Coming together as colleagues to share and build our practice is a powerful way to counteract the stresses of our current bargaining situation.


2014 VTLA Retirement Dinner

2014 VTLA Retirement Dinner

Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

4:30 pm

Join us in celebrating Award of Distinction winners Linda Tornroos and Wendy Cameron.   Come and say farewell to our retiring colleagues.  Buffet dinner and no host bar. Download flyer.



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