I have had my head down, slaving away on many different work fronts in recent weeks/months. Today I made time for a little bit of Professional Learning and I’m SO glad I did! I was reading a posting on website Resource Link about attribution of images with Creative Commons License through Flickr and decided to explore their site for other gems. Boy, did I find a nugget of gold!
You need to watch this TedX Talk by Pam Sandlian-Smith on What to Expect From Libraries in the 21st Century
This short 11 minute talk is completely inspiring and almost brought me to tears.
If you have been wondering “why on earth do I bother?” ….. watch this.
If you have been wondering “do I make a difference?” ….. watch this.
If you have been thinking “what can I do to make a difference?” ….. watch this.
If you are sick of fending questions along the lines of “why do we need libraries?” ….. watch this.
If you have been wondering how to inspire your staff ….. watch this.
Do you want to remember what it is you love about the possibilities of being in our profession? ….. watch this.
I challenge you to remain unmoved, unchallenged or uninspired!
Now, if you have read to the end of this posting and haven’t yet watched this clip ….. Watch it Now!
4 thoughts on “Who Else is Going To Do It??!”
Loved this. what an amazing lady? i liked the goats and how this developed into something that they had never expected. We had tadpoles for the second year running. This has generated lots of different conversations with our students. We, also, have two large goldfish who are much looked at. And, we often have a group of senior students interacting on these – we love to eavesdrop on these conversations!
I love how all of Pam’s examples had unexpected outcomes. I was particularly moved by the story of the boy and the puppet show. You never know how your interaction with someone else may impact them!
thank you so much for posting this clip. I found it incredibly moving and inspiring. Thanks again. Paula
My pleasure! Glad you found it inspiring too 😊