Tag Archives: ways of thinking

“The flip side of fear is understanding. And we gain understanding through travel. As you travel, you realize that we’re just 300 million Americans in a much wider pool of 7 billion people. It’s good… Understanding over Fear – Rick … Continue reading

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from the Sept. 2014 issue of Educational Leadership: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept14/vol72/num01/EL-Takeaways.aspx

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Living a literary life

In order to be really good as a librarian, everything counts toward your work, every play you go see, every concert you hear, every trip you take, everything you read, everything you know. I don’t know of another occupation like … Continue reading

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Open Books Open Minds

chplteens: READ DO IT.

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The world is a book . . .

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Not all who wander are lost

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There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. … Continue reading

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Professionalism

Librarians with personal commitment, a “code,” do not play follow the leader. They do not take orders as hacks, apologists, or nitpickers. Their responsibility is not to any power structure at all, but to the patron and to the profession. … Continue reading

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The power of words

The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us … Continue reading

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