Sunday, January 31, 2010


I've been contemplating the future a lot lately. The future of libraries, generally, and my school library program in particular. In what ways do things need to transform to best meet the needs of the learners at my school and help push things forward in a meaningful, substantive way? I've been contemplating transformations.

Today I looked and read several things that made me continue to contemplate. No action plans here, yet, rather just an awareness and openness that these ideas are rattling around in my brain not quite ready to be cohesive.

I saw the presentation deck from a session called "Field Guide for Change Agents" which was posted by Ben Hazard and came from the EduCon conference.

I saw the slide deck from a talk given by Dr. Michael Stephens for the Australian School Library Association called "The Hyperlinked School Library".

One of my goals this week was to read at least three dissertations. One of the works I read by Carol Revelle relied heavily of the work of Paolo Friere, an educational philosopher who I am inspired by, and it got me thinking more about transformations.

Where do I go from here? I'm not sure yet. But whatever shape the future takes I'm excited about it! Any ideas?