Information Needs, Lessons, Library Instruction, Life Skills, Uncategorized

Library Instruction or Life Skills – Is there Really a Difference

When thinking about what we teach sometimes I wonder…is it all about classroom learning or is it something more?  I know we have an important job – teaching the kids – giving them knowledge they need to succeed in life.  And for us librarians, its really about teaching the skills more than just the facts.  …

Information Needs, Library Management, Professional, Uncategorized

Heart … That’s What You Are and That’s What You Give

No one likes to say it out loud, but the library needs to be the heart of the school.  Not the center  mind you – and there is a difference.  The center can be an I’m in your face, more important then you, look at me… the heart gives out life blood to the body or whole.  And …

Introduction, Library Instruction

Be Subversive

There are a few things that are really important to library instruction. It should be comprehensive; covering what skills they need to know to succeed in this world.  It should be relelvent – what is going on the classroom and in their lives.  Sometimes the lessons we teach them have more to do with life …