Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lynn Turner Receives 2009 BCTLA Honorary Life Membership

In Circulation: 2009 April 7

The BC Teacher-Librarians' Association is pleased to announce that Lynn Turner is the recipient of BCTLA Honorary Life Membership.

Lynn is the exceptional teacher-librarian at Thornhill Junior Secondary School in Terrace, B.C. Over her career as a teacher-librarian, Lynn has been a tireless advocate for school libraries at the school and district level. Within Terrace and the surrounding area, she has taken up the opportunity of working with public and academic libraries by acting as a leader to foster a continuum not only of learning but also of technology and service.

Lynn has been BCTLA’s Continuing Education Chair for at least a decade and has made a significant impact at the provincial level. In this time, Lynn has made valuable contributions as a member of the BCTLA Executive and has played an important role in ensuring that northern B.C.'s teacher-librarians have a strong voice at BCTLA.

As Continuing Education Chair, Lynn has:

  • Made numerous presentations on behalf of school libraries;
  • Developed brochures to support new teacher-librarians and teachers;
  • Developed contact information for teacher-librarian speakers;
  • Contacted teacher education programs to promote teacher-librarian education;
  • Coordinated the K-12 Information Literacy Scope and Sequence Project.

In addition, she will be presenting on the K-12 Information Literacy Scope and Sequence with members of the project team on Saturday, April 18, 2009 as part of the BC Library Conference.

Lynn will be recognized as a 2009 recipient of BCTLA Honorary Life Membership 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.