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I’m a librarian: that’s my j-o-b

We don’t read all day.  Our hair’s not in a bun. We don’t all wear glasses. Don’t always says shush.  We do love books. We’re the bosses at the Internet.  We do provide the freedom to escape the room you’re sitting in.  . . We’re on a quest to teach you how to find the data. Thinking critically to help you now and later. 

Flocabulary recently posted an Ode to Librarians and you may want to include it in your orientation.  In engaging rap style, it dismisses misconceptions and introduces us as teachers who focus on information skills and critical thinking.

It’s just a little bit more rule-focused than I’d like. It misses a few nuances. But I am absolutely going to use it next week.  It’s fun in a typically Flocabulary, tongue-in-cheek way and I know it will will grab my ninth graders.   

And heck, nuances?  That’s my j-o-b.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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