intro’d to Beth at our lovely youmedia-style teen center in our loveland public library…
she is amazing, awesome, … a delight… helping us imagine/reimagine/play out … library as hub(s) .. in the city.. as the day.
find/follow Beth on the city library site:
catch the video of her on the screen of the library entrance…
open library ness..
I think the most prominent example of a democratic institution is the public library. The point about the public library is, first of all, it is professionally organized. It is not a random collection of books and learning resources. Professionally trained people properly organize it, but the professional activity stops there, at the point of having organized the places where books and things are available in a systematic way. The librarians then say, “It is over to you now, you are the learner, here are the resources, we have organized it for you. You choose what you want to learn, when you want to learn it and take the books away, or read them here. We shall not be testing you, we are not keeping records of what you are learning and it is your private business what you learn.
From Natural Born Learners by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko, Carlo Ricci