Ontario Library Association Superconference
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Live from Toronto, it's coverage of the 25th Annual Ontario Library Association Superconference, held in January 2019. Insights, ideas and provocations from school librarians from across Canada.
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Helaine Becker is an award-winning writer of books for children with over 90 books to her credit including the best-selling picture books, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Deck the Halls, and Dashing Through the Snow; You Can Read, and Sloth at the Zoom….

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Connie Scott is a library technician at Dr. Frank J. Hayden in the Halton District School Board. But, as our OLA Super Conference conversation suggests, she has made this role much more about the community connections, relationship-building and…

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Stacy Geddes and Jen Angle are both teacher librarians in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Listen in as they radiate experience, insight and passion for their roles and the importance of librarians and the people who make them work.

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Albert Wisco is a community builder, digital creator, storyteller and Community Manager at TVO. Many subscribers to Teach Ontario will know him as “Ask Albert”. In this conversation, we explore the power of story, community and the importance of…

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As outgoing past president of the Ontario Library Association, Kerry Badgley knows the full extent of libraries in the province. Not only does he know where they are and what they are, but he is also deeply aware of what they might be in the future,…

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Lisa Noble is one of those folks that you meet that are constantly surprising you with their knowledge, expertise and interests. An educator in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, a knitter, a paddler and an explore, Lisa brings so much of…

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Manga Classics are faithful adaptations of classic literature created by artists who have a genuine passion for the story they have produced. Publisher Erik Ko and Toronto-based educator, Mike Barltrop join me to talk about the Manga Classics project…

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Stath Paleshi is a languages teacher at Elmira District Secondary School in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Stath is at the OLA Super Conference this year because she is also about to add the role of teacher-librarian to her teaching…

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Heather Stoness is a teacher librarian at Emily Carr Public School in the Halton District School Board. Not only is Heather a presenter at this year’s OLA Super Conference, but she is also the recipient of the 2019 OLA Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award.

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When you spend much of your life in the virtual world, it’s always a treat to catch up with people IRL. Author and podcaster, Jennifer Casa Todd and newly-minted teacher-librarian team up for this lively conversation about like-mindedness, ribbons,…

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