TMC5 Call for Papers

TMC call for papers



Cana­dian Schol­arly Research and Pro­fes­sion Writ­ing Regard­ing School Libraries in Canada

Trea­sure Moun­tain Canada is pleased to announce the fourth bien­nial TMC sym­po­sium to be held in part­ner­ship with the Man­i­toba School Library Asso­ci­a­tion (MSLA) in Win­nipeg dur­ing the SAGE Con­fer­ence in Octo­ber 2017. Full infor­ma­tion regard­ing rates and reg­is­tra­tion will be avail­able on the MSLA and  TMC web­site.

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. Papers and work from pre­vi­ous TMC expe­ri­ences are archived for view­ing and study at

The first Trea­sure Moun­tain Canada, held in Edmon­ton in 2010, focused on “Trans­form­ing Cana­dian School Libraries to Meet the Needs of 21st Cen­tury Learn­ers”. In Ottawa in 2012 the focus became Learn­ing for the Future: Work­ing Towards Revised National Stan­dards for School Libraries in Canada. In Vic­to­ria in 2014 the focus was the launch of the CLA doc­u­ment Lead­ing Learn­ing: Stan­dards of Prac­tice for School Library Learn­ing Com­mons in Canada. TMC4 in Toronto focused on deeper imple­men­ta­tion of the National Stan­dards, and evi­dence that the stan­dards are mak­ing an impact on teach­ing and learn­ing in Canada.

The goal of TM Canada is to make the school library a key area of aca­d­e­mic debate. At this time, the TMC5 plan­ning com­mit­tee is pleased to extend an invi­ta­tion to teacher-librarians and edu­ca­tors across the coun­try for papers for the fifth pub­li­ca­tion, which will be one of the essen­tial resources for the sym­po­sium. To com­ple­ment the timely SAGE con­fer­ence theme, Truth in Our Sto­ries: Seek­ing a Path to Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, we invite explo­ration and research papers on issues in school library learn­ing com­mons prac­tice that speak to Indige­nous edu­ca­tion, human rights, diver­sity and inclusiveness.

We sug­gest either teacher-research and/or aca­d­e­mic research related to the theme and strands:

Sym­po­sium Theme: Cul­tur­ally Rel­e­vant and Respon­sive School Library Learn­ing Commons

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

We rec­og­nize the out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions so many of you are mak­ing to teach­ing and learn­ing in Canada. Your work needs to be rec­og­nized by the greater edu­ca­tion com­mu­nity – and doc­u­mented, so that it can become part of the debate. Papers will be peer reviewed and posted online for study prior to the sym­po­sium. A check­list of spe­cific require­ments for papers is included below, and a handy guide for teacher-librarians new to action research is attached. Papers are required by Octo­ber 1, 2017: please send to Carol Koech­lin

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 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

Plan­ning Com­mit­tee for Trea­sure Moun­tain Canada TMC5


Check­list for TM Canada papers

ÿ      If print format:

o   Approx­i­mately 1500–3000 words in length

o   Dig­i­tal MS Word doc­u­ment — Arial 12 point

o   Sin­gle spaced and visu­als (e.g. charts and graphs) embedded

ÿ      Alter­na­tive media for­mats such as web­sites and video are also welcome

ÿ      Ref­er­ences in any stan­dard format

ÿ      Short biog­ra­phy of writer, about 200 words plus a dig­i­tal photo would be appreciated

ÿ      Per­mis­sions if pre­vi­ously published

ÿ      Per­mis­sion to pub­lish your paper in PDF on TM Canada Site

ÿ      Papers are needed by Octo­ber 1, 2017.

Note: Papers will be peer reviewed. Copy­right to remain with the writer.

Ques­tions about sub­mis­sions should be directed to Carol Koech­lin