Category Archives: Libraries

When a man is in despair…

“When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” — Dmitri Shostakovich (soviet composer and pianist) Depression is a complex human illness. Desperation is an interesting perspective of a man still believing and fighting for … Continue reading

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the best of both worlds | Open Book reblog

http://jacquelinevandyk.ca/the-best-of-both-worlds/   “…After all, it’s the on-the-ground work with users that is the essence of library service. It’s where individuals receive the help they need to further their own goals. It’s why we’re all so passionate about libraries! Polarities give … Continue reading

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Libraries and achievement- more transformative than that

Study. Student achievement. Careful. Libraries are more transformative than just the measure of achievement. Education is also surely more than a standard of knowledge or a benchmark? A study is just a study. A library is more than a classroom … Continue reading

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Are you a Learning Commons or converting? LC as sandbox

Response to a BCTLA Forum inquiry…thanks Tracy R GOOD LUCK Big BIG topic…. I thought I would kick some sand. First my general view. I love the learning commons. I also bring my history to the process. I spent my … Continue reading

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Mission Creep? Libraries and 3D Printers? What?

Mission Creep? Libraries and 3D Printers? What? In response to a recent blog post I read by Hugh Rundle .(http://hughrundle.net/2013/01/02/mission-creep-a-3d-printer-will-not-save-your-library/ ) I frequently get the itch, to acquire new powerful tools for our patrons/students but do also ask- why?.  Including, … Continue reading

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Do I Really Have to Leave the Role of School Librarian?

Do I Really Have to Leave the Role of School Librarian To Do the Work of a School Librarian? | The Unquiet Librarian via Do I Really Have to Leave the Role of School Librarian To Do the Work of a … Continue reading

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I’ve unwittingly become a bureaucrat!

I’ve unwittingly become a bureaucrat! EEEkk! At the closing of last school year I was intrigued by a colleagues blog post outlining a conversation with a community leader. What’s the difference between a teacher and a bureaucrat? The question was … Continue reading

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