Libraries: Amazing Places, Amazing Spaces

It’s been ages since I’ve had time to post – or anything much worth saying for that matter, but today, I came across two blog posts that  speak to why  libraries are such amazing places.

In Praise of Libraries

At LifeDev,  Glen Stansberry says: “The public library is a phenomena that to this day I still can’t get over. Free knowledge, for anyone. Literally, anyone. I can’t think of an equivalent other than going to a clothing store, “checking out” an outfit, wearing the outfit and returning it in four weeks, free of charge. Except books are so much better than clothes.” 

He is clearly a library fan!  To read the full post visit, 8 Benefits of Reading (or Ways Reading Makes you Better at Life)

Libraries: Participatory, Collaborative Learning Spaces

While doing some research for a work related essay, I found this post from the Unquiet Librarian on the subject of librarians as participatory learning spaces.  I’m intrigued by the concept of “makerspaces” and will explore it further, especially to see just how this might benefit students with disabilities.  Seeing the potential for the classroom, I shared the post Makerspaces, Participatory Learning and Libraries, with our Staff Development coordinator, who is often looking for ideas and resources to share with faculty.


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