Reading Round Up
By Elizabeth Wroten
Reading Round Up: Rights Edition
On 26, Apr 2013 | In Reading Round Up | By Elizabeth Wroten
Over the past couple months I’ve come across several blog posts that deal with the rights of the patron and of learners. I thought aggregated they made for interesting reading.
- This is a post from Designing Better Libraries about the rights of a patron as pertains to quality of service and experience. They seem obvious, but aren’t. I would add to it this post from Agnostic, Maybe in which Andy talks about there truly not being a stupid question. I think this is important to remember, especially in school libraries, as discouraging students and patrons from asking questions, or simply instilling a fear of asking questions, can be incredibly detrimental to the purpose or mission of the library (or classroom).
- This isn’t exactly a list of rights, but it is something students should expect to get from their education/library. From Blue Skunk Blog, a list of six skills, broken down into what they entail, that all students should have by the time they graduate EIGHTH grade. Doug Johnson broke them down into separate posts so here are links to them:
- Finally, a Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age. I haven’t gotten all the way through this one yet, but I think it’s important for there to be quality standards for digital learning. From The Chronicle of Higher Education.