The Ask-a-Teacher-Librarian service in the CBE Library
is temporarily under reconstruction. Thank you for your interest in utilizing
this library service.
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
When can I access it?
The CBE Library is available anywhere, anyplace, anytime
and can be accessed through the Calgary Board of Education corporate
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.
Who can access it?
The CBE Library supports learners, Teacher-Librarians,
teachers, library support staff, parents and teachers.
What is a Ask-a-Teacher-Librarian?
When this page is completed, professional teacher-librarians
with expertise and training will be able to assist students and teachers
with research, and inquiry-based learning projects and activities.
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.
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.
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 libraries and the Professional Learning Center.
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.
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.
Who maintains this service?
Teacher-librarians volunteer their time to maintain this
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