Your lesson, should you choose to accept it, is to create busy, multi-modal, and democratic libraries where students see themselves represented and feel welcome. The special agent assigned to help you with this task is Rebeca Rubio, coordinator for libraries and information services in the Richmond School District.
In this interview we discuss: the changing role of the school librarian; how to thoughtfully purchase and integrate technology; why libraries are, at their core, democratic spaces; why ‘weeding’ a collection is a good thing; how to integrate Indigenous content in authentic ways; and why the future of libraries is the ‘learning commons’.
For more inspiring library ideas:
- Follow Rebeca on Twitter @rebecarubi0
- Check out an example of a book list, like the one Rebeca built her SOGI book bundle from: https://teach-educ.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/01/SOGI-Top-Books-List-2018.pdf
- Watch this inspiring video about the exciting things Rebeca and SD38 are doing in their libraries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sadWGKFs4k#action=share
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