Monday, June 25, 2012

Pat Parungao is the 2012 Recipient of the Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant

The BC Teacher-Librarians' Association is pleased to announce that Pat Parungao is the 2012 recipient of the Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant. 

Pat is currently a teacher-librarian at Gladstone Secondary in Vancouver and previously originated the role of Teacher-Librarian Consultant for the Vancouver School Board.  Pat is an exceptional teacher-librarian and is a phenomenal leader in our profession. At the school level, her amazing work, including the transformation of Gladstone’s school library into a learning commons, resulted in her being honoured with the 2010 Follett International Teacher-Librarian of the Year award. At the district, provincial and national level, Pat’s work on initiatives such as being a co-author of Students' Information Literacy Needs in the 21st Century: Competencies for Teacher-Librarians and Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific Multicultural Bibliography (recently updated and revised) was just one of the reasons that she was the 1998 recipient of the BCTLA’s highest honour, the Diana Poole Memorial Award of Merit.  Pat is a Past President of BCTLA.

With support from the Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant, Pat participated in the 2nd biannual Treasure Mountain Canada symposium, which was held on June 2-3 in Ottawa.  The symposium theme was, "Learning for the Future" and the focus was on beginning the redevelopment of national standards for school libraries.  Pat was interested both in learning what outstanding teacher-librarians have to say about the topic and in participating in discussion with them to revise Achieving Information Literacy: Standards for School Libraries in Canada.

The BCTLA was pleased to recognize Pat Parungao as the 2012 recipient of the BCTLA Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant at the 2012 BCTLA AGM on April 14 in Vancouver.

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