Is there still a box?

In a recent Voya online exclusive super school librarian Joyce Valenza shared her “Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians.” I knew right away that I wanted to share what she had to say on the GLMA blog so I started to read to look for her most thought-provoking statement to use as the subject line. I ended up choosing the last item on her list of things school librarians should unlearn. Is your practice at the point where you are doing so many things differently that you really can’t identify the box you’re thinking outside of? That is a powerful idea!

Joyce’s article is full of great links to examples of the kind of practice that she identifies as non-negotiable for 21st century learners. 

The creator of this image (creative commons attribution) says it is a tornado on a “squared sky afternoon.” That seemed like a perfect match for Joyce’s powerful ideas!

Judi Repman, Georgia Southern University

Posted on September 17, 2010, in Best practice, Ideas, Professional Development, Program administration, Reading, Recommended Reading, Reflection, Web 2.0 and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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