EP 49 Searching for School Library Excellence with Richard Beaudry

By Alanna King

Alanna interviews Richard Beaudry, who currently chairs the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) Intellectual Freedom Committee, representing Canadian School Libraries. Richard got the opportunity in November 2019 to see what was on the cutting edge at the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Richard is known in Canada for his activities to promote human rights and freedom of information, and is currently interested in diversifying school library collections and the gaps between secondary and post-secondary education. Richard’s takeaways from his experience and lifelong love of school libraries will spark your own ideas for your school programs.

Shoutouts to SOJI 123 Education https://www.sogieducation.org/ and Andrea Langelaar

See some of his photos in the Canadian School Libraries Journal article at:
https://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/aasl-conference-2019/