Judith Sykes, who with Carol Koechlin is the co-author of the new standards, Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, is telling us about the grand collaborative experience of building this landmark document. She is emphasizing the non-hierarchical structure of the document. The room broke out in a chorus of "OOOOs and Ahhhhs" when Judith told the group about all of the Canadian examples that are embedded into and linked from the document.
You can read more about the process of developing the new standards in Judith's article in School Libraries in Canada.
Diane Oberg tells us that this is the FIFTH set of national standards for school libraries in Canada!
Anita Brooks Kirkland