SandlianSmith, P. (2013, December 16). What to expect from libraries in the 21st Century. Retrieved
ET- Common Core
IL- 21st Century Library
CA- New methods
This video featuring Pam Sandlian Smith is amazing. She explains with emotion and grace the importance of having libraries as community hubs, learning places, “idea stores”. (Sandlian Smith, P.,2013) Librarians treat everyone with respect and allow them to have a special place to dream and be inspired.
Yes, watch this if you get a chance before you do anything else today! Libraries have been “common core” for years. Many of us know already the other “c’s” librarians bring to the table: community, connections, and cornerstone.
These are the type of libraries, everyone should want to have in our communities. Our librarians are worth their weight in gold. It would be “absolutely” wonderful to have more weekly hours in the library on a regular basis. Let’s not keep it a dream, it should be a reality for every student. I keep hearing teachers saying, “Librarians are a gift.” I believe librarians are a necessity. How wonderful would it be to have a lounging area, a creative area, a research area?
Libraries have been common core for years, the four “c’s” come easily, but, we also believe in another few “c’s”. They are “community, connections, and cornerstones”. We inspire, collaboratively, and build communities. Our libraries should be research centers, safe learning school community hubs with color printers connected to the library computers, lounge areas, as well as creative areas. Pam refers to the London Libraries in the video. London is now calling their libraries, “idea stores”. Let’s go shop for ideas. (SandlianSmith, P.,2013) How incredible is that?
I believe our librarians are worth their weight in gold. Staff members around my sites are constantly saying, “librarians are a gift.” Of course, absolutely!!! I believe and say to them, “librarians are a necessity.” At times, it is exhausting but, we do take time to reflect. We evolve, we become better and we inspire others to do the same.
“why do we need libraries”….”who else is going to do this?” (SandlianSmith, P.,2013)I realize the focus of the video is of public librarians but, school librarians are created from the same cloth.
This video brought me to tears and later, gave me goosebumps. It’s emotional and inspirational. Would I recommend this video to others? ABSOLUTELY, “who else is going to do it?”.(SandlianSmith, P.,2013)