Posts Tagged With: reading

Displays, Displays, Displays

I use to be so good about posting photos of all my library displays! My first year working at a school library had me making just the displays for the elementary school. However, when I took over making displays for the elementary, middle, and high school … I didn’t have time to post pictures of them as frequently. >.< I’d stay after work getting them up and then head home to do homework. Long days! 🙂 I loved making all of these displays, so here is a .pdf with photos for all the K-12th grade library displays I made during the 2015-2016 school year. I am frequent Pinterest.com user and I am often inspired by other library displays. I get really into making these and hope you like them! 🙂

I still need to make one of these documents for the 2014-2015 school year, but for now you can see those throughout the blog. 🙂

Enjoy!

-Dom

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Philosophy of International Librarianship

Hello fellow library friends,

I’m so close to graduating and currently finishing my final classes! I’m definitely excited, but also ready to finish. 🙂 I’m taking two classes, my final project class and a two-credit class on global librarianship. I didn’t really know what to expect in the two-credit class, but I am really enjoying it. I have never taken a class like it and just turned in my first assignment…. So fingers crossed! I’m proud of the work I turned in, but the assignment was really a first for me. I’ve always taken classes related to teen/children services in public and/or school libraries near me or in the United States. This first assignment required us to write a persona sketch for a community member in Guatemala. This is just one of many assignments leading up to a large group project for the class. I really enjoyed it, but did find it challenging to write about a culture I knew nothing about.  I learned a lot and did a ton of research! It was eye opening and I’m excited for the final project at the end of the class. The assignment also had us share our personal philosophy on international librarianship. My personal philosophy, which I submitted for the assignment, is below and I’d love your thoughts. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Best,

– Dom

Part 2: Philosophy

            My personal philosophy for international librarianship is that librarians are information guides, intermediaries, teachers, students, and advocates for their community. The library is a place where new and emerging information technologies are combined with traditional community information resources (Freeman, 2005, p. 3). Libraries are places that continually foster a love of reading and the ethical exploration and preservation of information. I am a strong believer that we all have our own story and this provides us with individually unique outlooks and sets of gifts (Northwestern University ABCD Institute, n.d., p. 2). International librarianship is aiding in the creation of spaces where community members are able to share those gifts with one another.

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Week 4: Learning Journal Assignment

Dominique Burns

INFO 233-10, Professors Buchanan and Harlan

Learning Journal Assignment Week 4

11247_pkg1One of the options for these weekly PLN journal entries is to write about “Leading voices in the field” (Buchanan & Harlan, n.d.). Nancy Pearl, besides having an obviously cool name, is a leading voice in the field of librarianship. She may also be one of only librarians out there that has her own action figure. This isn’t exactly what makes her a leading voice in the field of librarianship, but it is a fun fact. What makes her a leading voice in the field of librarianship is her drive for reading and literacy. Author Kim Rodriguez (2011) believes it is important for all librarians to dream from day one and Pearl has done just that.

Pearl is notably known for her “City-wide book clubs” started in 1998, were she inspired many individuals to join her book club called “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book” (Abe Books). Her goal was to get more people reading and she ultimately succeeded as the program was adopted by other cites. The program was later re-named “One City One Book” (Rodgers, 2002). Pearl’s program since then has grown substantially. There are now instructions for implementing book clubs based off of her initial program. These can be found on the American Library Association website.

Pearl has become so influential in her profession, as a librarian, that companies like Amazon.com now work with her. Individuals can buy her favorite out-of-print book recommendations based off her “Book Lust Rediscoveries series” through Amazon.com. The company works with her to re-print books she believes are important and should be universally read. This is no easy feat, as Pearl has had to inspire and convince others to believe in her programs and causes. Her citywide book clubs started as a way to bring awareness and promote reading. Now Pearl’s belief in the importance of reading and her excitement is shared with large-scale companies, such as Amazon.com.

Pearl is also an active public speaker and in a simple YouTube search you can find and listen to her talk. I find Pearl to be very inspirational and would recommend that all librarians in training take some time to listen to her speak. Here is a short video from Pearl talking about what drew her to librarianship.

 

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References

Rodriquez, K. (2011). Be the change, live the dream—from day one. In G.K. Dickinson & J. Repman (Eds.), School Library Management. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Rogers, M. (2002, April 1). Libraries offer chapter and verse on citywide book clubs. Library Journal. Retrieved from

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2002/04/ljarchives/libraries-offer-chapter-and-verse-on-citywide-book-clubs/#_

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My “April is Poetry Month” Display

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Book March Madness Bracket Voting Week 2

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Book March Madness Bracket Display

This is one my favorite displays and projects for the kids! I had a lot of fun picking the books and making this. 🙂 Each Week I put a red “Eliminated” sign over the book that didn’t make it to the next round.

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