Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Christine Evans Receives the 2009 Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant

In Circulation: 2009 April 7

The BC Teacher-Librarians' Association is pleased to announce that Christine Evans is the 2009 recipient of the Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant.

Chris was awarded her Diploma in Teacher-Librarianship from UBC in 1991. She is currently a 0.6 teacher-librarian at Tyee Elementary School in Vancouver where she runs a school library program based on cooperative program planning and teaching. She has embraced technology as part of her program, teaching database use, search strategies, and website evaluation.

Since 1991, Chris has been a member of BCTLA and VTLA (Vancouver Teacher-Librarians' Association). Chris has served as VTLA's Secretary and Treasurer and is currently Co-President. Chris has also been an active member of the VTLA's Professional Development Committee, assisting in the organization of VTLA's annual "Winter Tonic" event. In 2004, Chris was a member of the organizing committee of the BC Teacher-Librarians' Association Conference which was hosted by Vancouver.

With support from the Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant, Chris will attend the International Association of School Librarianship conference in Padua, Italy, from August 31st to September 4th. The theme of this year's conference is, "School Libraries in the Picture: Preparing Pupils for the Future". Chris will attend pre-conference and workshop events at the conference and will write an article about her learning and experiences for a 2009-10 issue of The Bookmark.

Chris will be recognized as the 2009 recipient of the Ken Haycock Professional Development Grant at the BCTLA AGM and Spring Council, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Express Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C.