You can contact the online Teacher Librarian by email. Just click on the email address below. If you are using web-based email (e.g., Hotmail) you will have to copy and paste the link.
onlinelibrary@cbe.ab.ca

Ask a Teacher Librarian FAQ's

 

What is the CBE Library?
The CBE Library is a learning laboratory as well as an online library to reputable resources. CBE library ensures equitable access to resources and learning support

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When can I access it?
The CBE Library is available anywhere, anyplace, anytime and can be accessed through the Calgary Board of Education corporate web site.

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Where do I find the CBE library link?
To access the CBE Library, go to the CBE corporate web site …then click on Our Schools button on the left navigation bar…then click on the CBE Library button on the right column under the heading, OUR SCHOOLS… which will bring you to the main CBE libraries page.

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Who can access it?
The CBE Library supports learners, Teacher-Librarians, teachers, library support staff, parents and teachers.

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What is a Ask-a-Teacher-Librarian?
Professional teacher-librarians with expertise and training will assist students and teachers with research, and inquiry-based learning projects and activities.

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How to I find information in the CBE Library that includes three library portals to Elementary, Junior High and Senior High libraries?
Each library has an interactive opening flash page. Once you choose a subject area (listed in a navigation bar), you will be inside the online library. Main subject areas correspond to Alberta curriculum subject areas. In some areas, the main subject areas may be divided into further sub-categories that correspond to curriculum. Click on the main subjects to access sub-categories that contain recommended sites that correspond to a particular subject or sub-category.

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What types of resources are available in the CBE Library?
The CBE Library includes various types of resources available on the Web that have been recommended and evaluated by teachers and teacher-librarians. In addition to including virtual field trips, government, institutional and reputable educational sites, learning labs, information literacy tutorials, interactive lessons and activities and primary and secondary sources, the CBE Library has a direct link to the Government of Alberta Repository and Online Reference Center which includes a repository of electronic resources and online reference databases that are available to all Alberta students.

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If I am perusing the Elementary library, how do I go back to the main library index page and then find the Junior High or Senior High library?
At the top left of every library portal page, there is a round button that says “LIBRARY PAGE” This button will take you back to the CBE Library opening page on the CBE corporate site where you will find the navigation buttons to the Elementary, Junior High, Senior High libraries and the Professional Learning Center.

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Where do I find information about the research process, inquiry and ethics of information use?
This information with tutorials and slide shows is found under the topic, Research Inquiry. These tutorials and lessons have been created by CBE teacher-librarians and teachers.

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What can teachers do to support this service?
Ensure that they mentor students regarding the ethical use of information and be responsible for guiding and directing students on compiling appropriate, considerate and responsible questions related to a particular project.

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Who maintains this service?
Teacher-librarians volunteer their time to maintain this service

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Who has recognized the CBE Library?
This CBE Llibrary has recently won an international award from The Learning Times and is recognized as an outstanding K-12 virtual library collection and an extension of each school library center.

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