Librarians & Teachers
If you're a teacher or librarian, you make it your mission to select the best books possible for your library or kids, and if the books are Canadian, all the better. We love what you do and we want to help you ... hence this special area of The 49th Shelf devoted just to you.
What's Here For You?
An online resource that makes it easier for you to discover and sort Canadian titles by theme, peer feedback, reading level, and/or curriculum linkage. You can make lists based on your discoveries. You can also compare your choices against other librarians or teachers, ask their advice if you'd like, and pass title selections to colleagues for review or ordering.
Let's use an avatar, Paul, to illustrate what you can do ...
The Librarian: Paul
Paul sees The 49th Shelf blurbed in one of his professional e-newsletters. He goes to the site and browses to the new children’s releases. He finds he can narrow his search quickly to authors he likes to follow and to publishers he watches closely. He bookmarks the site and is about to leave when he notices the “Recommended Reading” link at the top of the page. He clicks the link and finds an archive of reading lists--from the site editors, from guest contributors, and from registered users on the site--that point him to great Canadian books, new and old, that would be a great fit for his collection. “Where have you been all my life?” he wonders to himself…
Paul goes back to the “Sign In” link and opens an account as a librarian. Then he runs a few more searches, and starts to select some of those for a book list of this own that he has created on his account. Before he signs off, Paul emails his working list of books to his colleagues at the other library branches in town and encourages them to visit The 49th Shelf themselves. He signs up for the 49thShelf.com “New Release” updates for children’s books and heads for home, only a few minutes late today.