“the future is a hundred thousand threads”

“The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven..”Orson Scott Card, Xenocide This quote from Xenocide led me to thinking about an inspirational talk by artist Janet Echelman – Taking Imagination Seriously TED 2011, retrieved 2016. Both reflect my new and developing understanding of the role of the Library … Continue reading “the future is a hundred thousand threads”

Core Values of Librarianship – ALA

Core Values of Librarianship SCIS accessed 27.3.16 An interesting diagram representing the Core Values of Librarianship of the American Library Association (ALA) popped up on my Facebook page the other day. It was from Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS). It is interesting to view these values as put forward by the ALA and to make my … Continue reading Core Values of Librarianship – ALA

Young Introverts

Books for Little Introverts “One of the wonderful things about raising introverts is that there are lots of books for every age range that totally get it.” It might take a village to raise a child… but there are many children in that village. Children, as we know come in all shapes and sizes, and temperaments. The … Continue reading Young Introverts

Time Travel -The History of Libraries

Time Travel – the history of libraries The featured image depicts an ‘archival clay tablet written in cuneiform script. The  image of the stone tablet was found in the earliest of libraries, in Sumerian temples in present-day Iraq. “Time Travel. ”The earliest libraries are traced to present-day Iraq and stored cuneiform data on clay tablets. China’s creation of … Continue reading Time Travel -The History of Libraries

Indigenous communities are enriched by their own stories.

Resource Search Using the transdisciplinary theme: Where we are in Place and Time, the central idea  Indigenous Communities are enriched by their own story is considered for inquiry. The following list of resources may be accessed by teacher, individual students or groups to assist in developing and forming their ideas and opinions. New * Reconciliation Australia https://www.reconciliation.org.au  1.   … Continue reading Indigenous communities are enriched by their own stories.

Joshua Prince Ramus & The Seattle Library

Meet the architect who listened to the librarian so as to recreate and redevelop the Seattle Library that they requested. www:ted.com/talks/joshua_prince_ramus retrieved 17 March 2016 This talk brings together the architect, the librarian and a library that for many years was located in a temporary space which it shared with the local performing and visual Arts organisations.  When … Continue reading Joshua Prince Ramus & The Seattle Library