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TMC3 Call for Papers

Canadian Scholarly Literature and Research Regarding School Libraries in Canada

Treasure Mountain Canada is pleased to announce the third biannual TMC symposium to be held in Victoria, British Columbia on May 29-31, 2014 as a special conference within the Canadian Library Association (CLA) National Conference.


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 can inform the role for school libraries vis-à-vis educational strategy and transformation. Papers and work from previous TMC experiences are archived for viewing and study at


One of the many excellent actions coming forth out of the first TMC in Edmonton in 2010 was the renewal of our National Standards for School Library Programs in Canada, Achieving Information Literacy. In Ottawa in 2012 TMC2 participants explored possible frameworks to guide the writing and over the past two years the collaborative work of developing Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada has continued. The new standards are scheduled to be released at CLA Conference. Delegates who attend TMC3 in Victoria will use the papers as the basis of collaborative activities and communal knowledge-building to deeply understand the Standards of Practice and think about how best to implement them over time. Several authors will be invited to present their papers as part of the proceedings. The theme of TMC3 will be “Leading Learning for the Future”.


The TM Canada Planning Committee is pleased to extend an invitation for papers for our third publication, which will be one of the essential resources for the symposium. At this time we invite teacher librarians and educators across the country to prepare papers for this initiative. The papers are intended to provide rationale, direction and implementation support for the new Canadian standards. We suggest either teacher research and/or academic research related to the 5 Draft Principles of Practice for School Libraries in Canada.


We recognize the outstanding contributions so many have made to teaching and learning in Canada and we value every voice added to our work at TM Canada.  Papers will be peer reviewed and posted online for study prior to the symposium. For specific requirements for papers please refer to this checklist. Also attached is a handy guide for Teacher Librarians new to action research. We need papers by April 30th, 2014.


We thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Please let us know if you plan to submit a paper. Watch for registration information on the CLA Conference site and in the next issue of SLIC (School Libraries in Canada).


If you have any questions or wish to discuss this initiative further please contact Carol Koechlin by email or by phone 416 751 0889 or contact any member of our planning committee.

Carol Koechlin,
Jan 25, 2015, 2:58 PM