Sunday, August 27, 2017

TMC5 Registration in now open!

Registration for TMC5 is now open!

Canadian School Libraries is very pleased to be hosting TMC5 in partnership with the Manitoba School Library Association's SAGE Conference. This is a great opportunity for TMC participants to attend both events! When you register for both, you will receive complimentary admission to our special tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Treasure Mountain Canada 5
CanadInns Destination Centre, Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy
Friday October 20, 7:00-9:00 pm & Saturday October 21, 8:30-3:00 pm.
* The Kick-off Dinner, continental breakfast and lunch are all included in the registration fee.
Full TMC5 Conference: $150.00
MSLA SAGE Conference
Fort Richmond Collegiate, 99 Killarney Ave., Winnipeg
Friday October 20, 8:30 - 3:15
MSLA Member Rate: Early Bird: $85.00 / After Sept. 30 - $95.00
Non-Member Rate: Early Bird: $95.00 / After Sept. 30 - $105.00
Options available for half day attendance.  Lunch is provided for those who register before October 15.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Tour: $20.00.
FREE if you register for both SAGE and TMC5.

Click here to register

Registration is provided by the Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS). You do not need to be an MTS member to use the system.

For more detailed instructions on how to use the MTS system to register, see: 

Making Travel Plans for TMC5

Canad InnsAll TMC5 sessions and meals will be held at:

Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry
1824 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2G2

Canadian School Libraries has booked a block of rooms at Canad Inns at a special conference rate.
  • Standard room: $114.00/night
  • Applicable date(s): October 19 – 22
  • Group block confirmation number (please quote this number when you reserve): 261346
  • Book before September 21, 2017. (After this date, contact CSL for booking assistance)

Treasure Mountain Canada is a participatory learning experience designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss and debate current Canadian research and scholarly writing which has an impact on the role of school libraries vis-à-vis educational strategy and transformation. Participants at this year's symposium will study issues related to Culturally Relevant and Responsive School Library Learning Commons through papers exploring:
  • Learning Environment
  • Instructional Approaches
  • Learning Partnerships
  • Leveraging Technology
Connect to our Culturally Responsive SLLC webpage for resource links to get you thinking about the theme.  

Visit the TMC Website for complete information about this symposium and past events.

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We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sparking TMC5: Questions to Explore

Who am I? Who are we? These age old questions have generated study and philosophical conversations for centuries and remain important today as a basis for building for the future.

This fall at TMC5 in Winnipeg, Manitoba school library leaders and practitioners will gather to study the role library learning commons can play in helping learners find their place and make sense of their worlds by exploring papers, interacting with guest speakers and collaborative work based on the theme of Culturally Relevant and Responsive School Library Learning Commons.

Working together we will uncover opportunities, challenges and possibilities to enable fostering a culturally relevant and responsive school library learning commons.

These subthemes will help frame the work of TMC5 Symposium:

  • Learning Environment
  • Instructional Approaches
  • Learning Partnerships
  • Leveraging Technology

We want you to participate in TMC5 and help us to explore these ideas. To get your thinking started, consider these possible questions for TMC5 research and study:

  • How can we enable every student to see themselves and their community?
  • How can we help every student grow to be informed and active Canadians and global citizens?
  • Who can we collaborate with to ensure students gain many perspectives?
  • What stories do our learners need to hear?
  • How can we help our learners build deep knowledge of communities and caring of others?
  • How can we incorporate the power of the arts to broaden student cultural knowledge?
  • How can technologies help to connect students to real worlds and experiences?
  • Why is it important to take a lead on issues of diversity, equity and inclusiveness?

Explore a few resources to get you thinking about culturally relevant and responsive school library learning commons. What are the opportunities, challenges and possibilities you are pondering? What questions would be useful for you to explore?

Check the TMC website and plan to participate. We need your stories, research, strategies and observations to collectively build voice for the future work of school libraries. Papers are required by October 1, 2017.

Attendance at the symposium is not a requirement; for those who cannot attend the actual event, we invite conversations  via our blog and Twitter, using the hashtag #tmcanada2017.

For planning purposes, please let us know if you hope to submit a paper. If you have any questions or wish to discuss this initiative further contact Carol Koechlin by email or by phone (416-751-0889), or contact any member of the planning committee. Watch for more details coming soon regarding the TMC5 program and registration information on the TMC website.

Planning Committee for Treasure Mountain Canada TMC5

Anita Brooks Kirkland, CSL Chair – anitabk[at]
Carol Koechlin, CSL Vice-Chair – koechlin[at]
Liz Kerr, CSL Treasurer – richlizkerr[at]
Jo-Anne Gibson, CSL Communications, SAGE Conference Co-chair – jagibson[at]
Vivianne Fogarty, SAGE Conference Co-chair – vfogarty[at]