For libraries to remain a place for a lively exchange of ideas, librarians should be armed with the right knowledge and strong conviction to preserve people’s rights.
For public libraries to stay relevant, they must continuously redefine their roles. Staff must expand their knowledge and skillset while dealing with an ever-changing electronic information and technological environment. Libraries find themselves with the daunting task of coping with
The author starts off with a rhetorical question: “What kind of problem is a library?” urging the readers to think about this question as they continue to read the article. The question grabs the readers’ attention, and intrigues them to read on to find and answer. She further utilizes this technique of rhetorical questions throughout the article for the same purpose of emphasis on the vitality of the role of public libraries. Moreover, Smith extensively employs the use of metaphors and personification. For example, she describes the internet as libraries’ “universal death knell”, which portrays the internet’s negative impact on the development of
This course introduces effective Web design principles and the essential role of the Web designer in today's business environment. Topics covered include site architecture, page layout, navigation, content, functionality, and usability. Students will evaluate existing Web sites and apply best practices to prototype a unique design using a Web authoring application.
The author of this article Mrs. Denise Davis is the director of the Office for Research and Statistics of the American Library Association. This means that Mrs. Davis is able to access and is responsible for the reports mandatory for each library across America to turn in each fiscal year, these reports are used to determine what changes the libraries need to make to better serve the public. Given her credibility to write on such topics she then chooses a topic each year to write on to prepare libraries and librarians across the country for the upcoming years. In 2010 Mrs. Davis choose to write on eBooks and their increasing popularity throughout the American population as well as the difficulties libraries have encountered in the past fiscal year to compete with eBooks. Because this article is written in 2010 it shows just how long libraries have struggled with the topic of eBooks and can demonstrate the new policies that have been used by the libraries throughout the past four years. This information can help my research in showing how eBooks have affected the library's behavior, and consequently give me the statistics needed to show the effects of eBooks on the libraries throughout the recent years. Understanding this source is outdated other sources will also likely be used in my final project from the American Library Association websites of statistics of more recent years.
Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” This quote describes the responsibilities and standards of teaching children. I believe that teachers should be held to high standards for being the foundation of a student’s education and well-being. For my future students, my responsibilities as a future educator include supplementing the growth of a variety of students’ knowledge and creativity, abiding as a role model for students and colleagues, and understanding the issues in the foundations of education.
The Interact Club could organize a school supplies drive or classroom supplies drive. This drive would be organized as to where member of the Interact Club would contact local schools and be provided with a list of school supplies or basic supplies for a classroom. Members of the club would then get the word out to students organizing the delivery of the supplies and getting them back to the local schools.
Although I am a librarian by practice, I am a teacher by choice. I believe in the educational mission of libraries and work hard to perpetuate the democratic ideals on which our profession was founded. I encourage my students to take their learning personally; to look beyond the assignment to see the connections to their everyday lives, and beneath the information to see the systems of social, economic, and political power that build and inform our world. As a teacher, I take the work I do seriously and I encourage my students to do the same.
When I signed up for LIS 6080, I honestly thought I was not going to learn much because I use computers a lot. I was wrong. I found that this course, with the textbook, discussions with fellow classmates, and the Professor, I learned a lot that I can build upon and use as an information professional. Libraries are becoming leaders in new technologies as they integrate new web and mobile technologies for its users. With these new technologies, information professionals will need to understand these technologies, to provide assistance for these technologies, and to be prepared to interact with patrons using these technologies. LIS 6080 is the course that has set the foundation for my future career as an information professional. This course
As new technologies are rapidly introduced, people are able to find any information with the access of internet. This leads to people questioning the relevance of libraries and its true purpose. Public libraries cultivate the value of increased education and a social unity to advancing as a society.
Artifact 1: Brainstorm topics; this artifact is a list composed of ten main terms with two subterms residing to each. Brainstorming is a method that always for the flow of creativity. Therefore, paving the way for new ideas. However, prior to this artifact, I rarely used brainstorming as a method in the composition of my pieces. Throughout my writing career, I based my essay topics around the first thought that would come to mind. However, this artifact presented the notion that, first ideas are not always the best. From my list of terms, I was able to choose an essay topic that I was truly passionate about. The subject that I chose to write on, was not the first idea that came to my mind while brainstorming. It had actually taken seven tries in order for me to find the right one .
Programs in school, such as IB, provide teachers with new texts that encompass different languages and culture. This is just one step in helping classrooms become more accepting of diversity and that would also encourage ELLs to take more challenging courses. Using texts that are more culturally diverse would also lead to higher rates of involvement with international students. Overall mentors and teachers play an important role not only in helping ELL students, but also in actively modeling classroom involvement and conduct.
The mission of the Los Angeles Public Libraries is to provide free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities. Although some may conclude that libraries have transformed into nothing more than civic centers, it is the LAPL’s mission to ensure that the community can attain access to free information and resources needed to sustain and improve the quality of life. It is through LAPLs commitment that the libraries have become a staple in Los Angeles by maintaining collections, acquiring new pieces, staying abreast of current information, within a changing world so that they can provide programs, and services that meet community demands.
On December 1, 1967, the Office for Intellectual Freedom was created with intent of protecting literary rights (Cho, 1). Enforcing these rights is another task of this office, including rights that the ALA has established in the Library Bill of Rights. The Office of Intellectual Freedom full heartedly tries to inform librarians and the general public about personal intellectual freedoms that they deserve and
Many theorists recognize the fact that librarians have the potential to make progressive reforms to society (Raber, 2003, p. 47), if they would only break free of the “contradictory theoretical consciousness” and hegemonic norms that hold them back from doing so by suggesting that they should take no action (Bales & Engle, 2012, p. 22). Louis Althusser (2009), in particular felt that librarians had a “social and moral