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- John Cotton Dana, US Library Director -

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn”

General Resources

This page provides Canadian, American, and international resources regarding copyright, as well as resources for teaching students about copyright issues. 

Organisations Supporting School Libraries and Librarians around the World


  • Canadian Federation of Library Associations - "CFLA-FCAB is the united voice of Canada’s libraries. We work to influence public policy, advance library excellence, and raise the visibility of libraries in Canada to advance our national intellectual, social, economic, and cultural success."

  • "Canadian School Libraries (CSL) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to professional research and education in the field of the school library learning commons in Canada. CSL connects school library practitioners and educators across Canada in the collaborative pursuit of delivering exemplary practices reflective of current professional school library learning commons standards."


  • International Association of School Librarianship - "[T]o provide an international forum for people interested in promoting effective school library programs as viable instruments in the educational process. IASL also provides guidance and advice for the development of school library programs and the school library profession."

  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - "[T]he leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession."



  • American Library Association - Their mission is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

  • American Association of School Librarians - A division of the ALA, their mission is to "empower[] leaders to transform teaching and learning."

  •  Young Adult Library Services Organisation (YALSA)

Scholarly Research and Professional Journals


  • School Libraries Worldwide - "official professional peer-reviewed research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published online-only biannually, in January and July, on the IASL website...[and] most issues also provide at least one public access article."

  • School Library Research - The ​"scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians"

  • Library Journal - News, reviews, technology, programmes, research, design, leadership, and more.

  • School Library Journal - News, reviews, technology, school libraries, public libraries, age level, diversity, and more.

  • Knowledge Quest (AASL Journal):

  • The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults - "The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association" 

  • In the Library with the Lead Pipe - "An open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians working in various types of libraries."

  • Children and Libraries - "​the official journal of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. The Journal primarily serves as a vehicle for continuing education of librarians working with children, which showcases current scholarly research and practice in library service to children."

Teacher Sites useful for Library/Media Topics

Cult of Pedagogy: 

see topic list below, e.g. library/media

Common Sense Media:

Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites:

Reading Promotion Ideas and Resources
Indigenous - First Nations, Inuit, Métis (FNIM) - Teaching Resources
  • - Explaining Treaty 9 (James Bay Treaty, in Ontario) in story format, game format, and with photos and videos from an Aboriginal Cree perspective. The site includes teachers' guides for grades 4 - 10. 

  • - "First Nations in Canada is an educational resource designed for use by young Canadians; high school educators and students; Aboriginal communities; and anyone interested in First Nations history. Its aim is to help readers understand the significant developments affecting First Nations communities from the pre-Contact era (before the arrival of Europeans) up to the present day."

Canadian Educational Context:

Young, L., Levin, B., & Wallin, D. (2014). Understanding Canadian schools: An introduction to educational administration (5th ed.). Retrieved from

​Library Management tools and resources

Charities, NGOs, ​and Non-Profit Groups Supporting Reading and/or Access to Books

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