|CADL in Lansing, MI|
|CADL local history room done out to look old (ring a bell, Americans?)|
David and Jim have a realistic approach to their library system and know what they can and what they cannot achieve. Some of my fellow students may well read that as defeatist but, really, if I walk into a public library in Scotland and suggest that we become the 'third space' I will get laughed out the door. The ideas and discussions we have in the comfort of library school are great but we need to wake up and realise that implementation is key and that is what I feel I get when I visit actual libraries, talk to actual librarians dealing with actual patrons on the ground. In reality, I will probably not be working in a particularly forward thinking (and funded) library such as Fayetteville Free and neither will a lot of my fellow students so should our degrees not be helping us today, as well as twenty years down the line?
|Spring Break...Hershey...Turkey Hill...Shamrock Shake...March Madness|
What will the UK think of me when I return?!