Librarian Wanderer

Librarian, educator, and traveller at heart, making my way through New York City.
mikerugnetta:

After going to XOXO last year I had a semi-serious idea to organize bi-monthly hang outs at a bar in Brooklyn because many people at the conference seemed to share in roughly the same anxiety: “How is it that I–a person who has no idea what they’re doing and is not qualified to do it–have gotten myself into this position?” 
At XOXO there was lots of talk about the Impostor Syndrome. Inside my brain there is lots of thinking about how I am an impostor. Margaret Atwood maybe also thinks (or at one point thought) she’s an impostor. And so I thought well whatever maybe we should all hang out and drink and be impostors together? 

I, for one, love this idea. Partly to meet Mike because I would love to pick his brain (what does he think about the intersection of internet and libraries), and partly because it is a fantastic idea to make space safe to be vulnerable about these questions. 

So Mike, please do this!

mikerugnetta:

After going to XOXO last year I had a semi-serious idea to organize bi-monthly hang outs at a bar in Brooklyn because many people at the conference seemed to share in roughly the same anxiety: “How is it that I–a person who has no idea what they’re doing and is not qualified to do it–have gotten myself into this position?” 

At XOXO there was lots of talk about the Impostor Syndrome. Inside my brain there is lots of thinking about how I am an impostor. Margaret Atwood maybe also thinks (or at one point thought) she’s an impostor. And so I thought well whatever maybe we should all hang out and drink and be impostors together? 

I, for one, love this idea. Partly to meet Mike because I would love to pick his brain (what does he think about the intersection of internet and libraries), and partly because it is a fantastic idea to make space safe to be vulnerable about these questions. 

So Mike, please do this!

gayleforman:

Remember when I said I was going to post the #IfIStayMovieTrailer tomorrow morning?
Well, actually I`m going to post it RIGHT NOW!

Hope you`re ready for ALL.THE.FEELS.

Thanks, MTV!!

I totally need to reread this. Just haven’t been sure I can handle all those feels. Again.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"
"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

Ah-yep. Similarly, it’s what make school librarians the coolest teachers in the school (in my oh-so-humble opinion): we get to teach the broadest set of tools to our students so they are best equipped to always ask their own questions and seek their own answers.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

Ah-yep. Similarly, it’s what make school librarians the coolest teachers in the school (in my oh-so-humble opinion): we get to teach the broadest set of tools to our students so they are best equipped to always ask their own questions and seek their own answers.

pickeringtonlibrary:

bookish:

The First ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer Will Leave You Chilled
// 

So…anyone else thoroughly creeped out now?

I hated this book so much. Reading it made me so disgusted. And for that reason, it is the perfect film. And this is a great start to its trailers.

pickeringtonlibrary:

bookish:

The First ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer Will Leave You Chilled

So…anyone else thoroughly creeped out now?

I hated this book so much. Reading it made me so disgusted. And for that reason, it is the perfect film. And this is a great start to its trailers.

randomhouse:

outofprintclothing:

"Spotted this morning at Earls Court tube station #lbf14” 
(h/t @LitBritish)

Encouraging commuter reading! We approve. 

This morning, if I had seen this, I may have cried. It was one of those days.
#sick

randomhouse:

outofprintclothing:

"Spotted this morning at Earls Court tube station #lbf14” 

(h/t @LitBritish)

Encouraging commuter reading! We approve. 

This morning, if I had seen this, I may have cried. It was one of those days.

#sick

Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

No! Flickr was my go-to for CC images!

(Source: seanbonner, via libralthinking)

In describing his experience teaching at West Point, Dr. Stapell started by describing the first rule that West Point teachers are given—you’re not allowed to lecture—at all! …What? Isn’t that what college teaching IS? And wouldn’t you expect a place with such a military history and an authoritarian approach to underscore this traditional teaching method—of having one expert individual lecture and provide information to a bunch of young, dutiful students? They don’t lecture at West Point? At all?

So this seemed surprising to the folks in the audience. And, of course, the next question is begged—what DO they do at this esteemed, larger-than-life institution? How do they educate—how do they create such great leaders?

Apparently, according to Dr. Stapell, this educational method is 100 percent activity-based. The classrooms have boards on all four sides of the room—and all cadets are charged with engaging in activities related to the material throughout the class. Get in a group, discuss the material, write notes on the board—come up with a set of implications for modern life—tell the class about it. You’ve all read about this famous historical figure—discuss as a group his positive and negative attributes—and controversies regarding his life—and give a presentation to the rest of us—teach US about what his life and work implies about how the world operates now. Etc.

In this context, students are constantly engaged and empowered—they own their education. They own how much they learn and how much others learn. How much education will happen within the confines of a given class? This is up to each and every individual cadet—with the professor who is tasked not with teaching them, per se, but, rather, with getting them to teach one another.