Treasure Mountain Canada

Treasure Mountain Canada (TMC) is a research symposium and think tank dedicated to fostering academic and practitioner action research into school library learning commons practice The first four TMC symposia were organized by an independent committee. In 2016 TMC became a project of the newly-formed national organization, Canadian School Libraries (CSL). CSL is dedicated to supporting and sharing research and professional knowledge about the library learning commons for and with school library practitioners, scholars and researchers.

TMC Symposiums are held on alternate years in conjunction with major library conferences, in order to establish and maintain a national profile and to attract participants already attending the core conference events. Each symposium has focused on a particular problem in research and practice. 

Treasure Mountain Canada serves as in incubator for much-needed research into school library practice. The first four symposia collectively have generated close to one hundred action research and academic papers.

The next symposium, TMC5, will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on October 20 & 21, 2017, presented in partnership with the Manitoba School Library Association.

TMC5 Theme: Culturally Relevant and Responsive School Library Learning Commons 

Learning Environment 
Instructional Approaches
 Learning Partnerships


Previous Symposiums:

 TMC1  2010  Edmonton, Alberta  Transforming School Libraries to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Learners
 TMC2  2012  Ottawa, Ontario  Learning for the Future
 TMC3  2014  Victoria, British Columbia  Leading Learning for the Future
 TMC4  2016 Toronto, Ontario   Growing impact of Leading Learning

TMC4 was presented in partnership with the Ontario Library Association and
Ontario School Library Association

Learn more about Treasure Mountain Canada and browse papers from previous symposia at:

Please visit the Canadian School Libraries websitewhich provides one point of access to Leading Learning/L’Apprentissage en tête, the CSL Journal, and TMC.