Today was the 3rd Annual Staff Development Day at the Fayetteville Free Library, where staff gathered to share their thoughts around a central theme. This year’s topic was “What’s the Big (or small) Idea?” and for the past few months, staff members were asked to collect any ideas they had, big or small, and write them down in a notebook. Although the theme was “Ideas” the implied buzzword central to that theme was innovation, something we talk a lot about at the iSchool. In f
Aside from being one of the most heartwarmingly adorable videos I’ve seen in a long time, “Caine’s Arcade” can teach us librarians a thing or two. I admit that I didn’t specifically think about libraries the first time I saw this video, but the more I think about it, the more important and relevant it seems to me. We talk about librarians as knowledge facilitators, and that is exactly what film maker Nirvan Mullick does in for Caine Monroy. This is what librarians should be d
Stephanie C. Prato
is the Director of Play to Learn Services at the Fayetteville Free Library in New York.