I have been very busy over the past couple of weeks, but I have been constantly thinking of issues related to education and libraries. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like as I am currently in the middle of an intensive seminar and have just started a new job.
The LL.M. course is still going really well, and I am enjoying my work, although the past week has been fairly full on. To achieve a bit of balance, I am arranging an LL.M. pub outing for tomorrow evening in my first act as class representative. I’m looking forward to getting the opportunity to get to know my new classmates a bit better.
Once work calms down a bit, I would like to get back to writing about the issues that I have been concerned with lately. Like many of my colleagues, I have more than a few things to say about volunteers in libraries! I also have some ideas involving privatization in education, information literacy instruction, professionalism, information policy, and democracy and access to information. I also read a very brief article (will try to source) earlier this week in which a teacher claimed that students should not learn to write before they start school in case they pick up any bad habits, such as holding a pencil incorrectly. Hmm… you can bet I have an opinion on that one!