Are your students being exposed to the notion of cloud technologies and anywhere, anytime access? Or is that reserved for their personal life?
If it is, then maybe you should be asking questions of your school administration, IT Directors and Teacher Librarians.
We can’t afford to let our students find the future outside of the school experience. There’s a fair bit of guidance necessary to help them navigate this future and our schools should be leading the way, not impeding access.
If you’re not giving this some thought, then you should be.
I was always a book lover. I remember my mom yelling at me to turn my lights off and go to bed while I was in the middle of a really good book. Books take me to a special place, it has always been that way even since I was a child.
Now that i’m an adult, I try to encourage my baby brother to read as much books as he can. Since i’m getting into the library field I borrow books for him and we try reading every night before he goes to sleep. Lately he’s been taken by books on out of space. When we read I see this glow on his face, he asks so much questions and we get so wrapped up in the story, it’s an unbelievable feeling. Last night after reading a book about the solar system entitled “Kingdom of the sun”, he looked up to me with this big smile on his face and said “Luvern, when I grow up i’m gonna be an astronomer!” My my, what a good book can do for an enthusiastic child.
We often sit and judge others based on what we think is right. We point fingers at our neighbors and friends without even thinking twice about ourselves. But what are we doing as individuals to right the wrongs in the world today? What are we giving towards the benefits of the greater good? We must sit and ask ourselves these questions. Before condemning others we must take a look in a mirror and fix the person staring back at us first. We need to become that change we want so much in the world, If we don’t start with ourselves there is no sense in pointing the finger at anyone else because we would be making ourselves just as bad or even worse than they are. Yes, step by step we can make a difference.
This was an amazing post. At school, we were thought a little about Weeding books at libraries but never did I get this sort of in dept information on the task. Weeding may be a dreadfully annoying task that most librarians place on the back burner but it is a very important task none the less. I am grateful for this article and all the information it contains because its given me a broader understanding of the ‘Why’ in the weeding process.
Just like our homes, libraries too need to be cleaned of unwanted items. We remove unused stuff from our houses regularly to make room for new ones so why shouldn’t libraries do the same? It is unnecessary for libraries to keep materials that are of no use to the general public when they can simply make room for materials people actually want to use. After all, we do want people in our libraries and not just books. In the end though, it all comes down to keeping what is useful and getting rid of what is not.