Archive for August, 2013
If you ever wanted a clip to show your students what determination to win and achieve looks like, then this might be the one to show them. I am going to put this on my school blog because I know my boys will relate to it, but it would be great to show any kid I think. This guy is just so cool, and I particularly love the reaction of his fellow riders at the end!
It is from @timoslomo on Twitter
Over on Zac Harding’s blog I read the good news and I must (absolutely must) (and I don’t care how squeely sounding my high pitch voice becomes actually) but one of my total favourite, and a book I thrust into the hands of many unsuspecting boys who go on to love it, is going to be a movie. Out here in 2014 How I Live Now is coming and it is going to be a big event for me. I have been a huge fan of Meg Rosoff for a long time loving all her books, well if I was being truthful I would tell you that I didn’t love her most recent one, but I have loved all the rest. Anyway enough of this unattractive ranting. Here is the trailer.
I’ve been quietly seething for the last few days and as my opinion hasn’t diminished I’m hoping a wee rant and public posting will allow me to move on.
Have you seen the new Lego Librarian in Lego’s mini-figures Bio series?
I guess we need to celebrate that Lego has acknowledged our profession and immortalised it in Lego. That is pretty cool. And honestly, I don’t mind the cardigan, I mean, well, aren’t they kinda chic this season?
No, it’s the mug that I take exception to. The mug with its “Shhh!” message! What is with that antiquated librarian image? Surely, the Shushing Lego Librarian isn’t a stereotype that we are happy to identify with?
Thank goodness for Mr Library Dude’s humour. Joe Hardenbrook (aka Mr Library Dude) wrote a thoughtful piece on Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians and went on to digitally redesign twenty-eight Lego Librarians – a brilliant assortment of librarian personalities, examples of how the public may perceive us, including satirical captions.
Regardless, the “shushing” mug has got to go. How about a “search engine” or “knowledge creator” coffee mug instead? Would these slogans be as immediately identifiable as a librarian? Sadly, I think not. Enhancing our professional image is certainly worth fighting for.
Any other suggestions for librarian coffee mug slogans?