One of the best things to read about the issue of our role and profile is the Manifesto by Joyce Valenza.
Once again sorting through all my accumulated papers I came across the Manifesto. Here are some points I highlighted :
Some administrators have never seen a vibrant library program
The library is a growing organism
It is critical that we demonstrate and share
Learning should be authentic
Learning can (and should) be playful
Things I do from the Manifesto
I review and promote books in my own blogs
I regularly celebrate and promote reading
I organise the web for learners
I try to lead and see the big picture and let others see me seeing it.
The LIBRARY not a grocery store,
BUT A KITCHEN!
“You represent our brand (who the teacher-librarian is) as a 21st century information professional. What does the information profession look like today? Ten years from today? If you do not develop a strong vision, your vision will be usurped by the visions of others. You will not be able to lead from the centre.”