Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Look at Buffy Hamilton's - Librarianship of the People, For the People and By the People

I love twitter and follow the wonderful Buffy Hamilton.  She posted a link of her Iowa Association of School Librarians Spring Conference 2013 presentation and after reading it; I asked her if I could share it on my blog.  Her response: 

Her presentation makes you think about where you are as a librarian.  I fear there are librarians out there that are living the status quo and not working to keep up with technology and change.  Key words Buffy uses like: innovator, linchpin, partner, and mentor - this is the type of librarian all schools should be afforded.

She also addresses the building communities in our schools.  How do we do that?  We can target student and teacher passions and interests as a start.   I invite you to peruse through this inspiring presentation and to take it all in.

Culture: Librarianship of the People, For the People, By the People

People, Partnerships, and Participatory Culture: Librarianship of the People, For the People, By the People from Buffy Hamilton

So, to conclude this post, I am going to use one of Buffy's slides.  Think about it.  I think this is where all librarians are at, and if they aren't, maybe they should be.

How are you collaborating with teachers and students?  Are they part of the library or just a visitor?  How can you take some of these ideas and implement them where you are?  But, most importantly, how can you share what you are learning with other librarians that may not be where they need to be?

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