What if Romeo and Juliet lived happily ever after, or Van Helsing decided Dracula wasn't worth the trouble? In a high-tech twist on Choose Your Own Adventure, "active fiction" imbues readers with precisely that kind of power.
"From connecting with people to keeping up with the latest technologies, there is a whole lot more to the job than stamping due dates..."
"Books are only one aspect of what libraries and librarians are about. Librarianship is a people profession; a librarian's job is to connect people with the information they are seeking, whatever format that may take.
At their heart, all library jobs have a central purpose: to help people access and use information, for education, for work, or for pleasure. In all library roles customer service and communication skills are important. If anyone ever thought they'd become a librarian because they liked books or reading, they would be sorely disappointed if they did not also like people too. Libraries of all kinds are keen to demonstrate their value to as wide an audience as possible, and to open up access to culturally significant resources that they hold."
YA Lit rock star John Green is publishing this "playful and highly visual" series of videos on a variety of topics. What a talented guy! (Still, he needs to slow it down a bit, especially for ELL kids.)
Give John Green 40 weeks, and Green will give you a playful and highly visual crash course in world history, taking you from the beginning of human civilization 15,000 years ago through to our modern age.
Today is the birthday of Richard Brautigan, whose funny and imaginative books were a touchstone for the 1960s counterculture and have remained an inspiration to free spirits ever since. He would have been 77.