Goodness, there are so many amazing things people are sharing about out the world of AISL libraries. Reflections on ways to improve library spaces that I’d love to call mine! Ways to make citation lessons engaging! Pieces on lunch book clubs; think pieces on publishing, loan policies, and the nature of research; 3D printing collaborations based on literature; and more! Wow!
So, I thought long and hard about what i could share this month and well, we took an ugly sad wall and… We made a clock!
The clock mechanism was ordered online. We glued the outside edges of the books’ pages together with a mixture of1-part white glue to 1-part water so the books wouldn’t swing open while they were mounted on the wall. The books are secured to the wall with 3M hook and loop Command Strips made for mounting photo frames to walls and they seem to work fine.
I suspect that about 80% of our students and perhaps more than one or two of our youngest faculty may possibly be a tad flummoxed by the analog hands, but it’s all good! LOL!!!
In the end, every time I walk through the front doors of the library and see our clock, It makes me feel…
We have a day of professional learning focusing on self-care so as you’re reading this I might be in a book club session with faculty and staff colleagues discussing our reading of No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Molly West Duffy, learning about healthy microwave cooking, or doing yoga with heart.
Happy Valentine’s Day, all!
This is wonderful–I think your energy is amazing!
Always funny! The second draft topic screamed out to me. I also love the wall clock. We were considering having an ALA ISS session on self-care for librarians, and I see you did some professional learning on the same topic. Would love to hear any suggestions, speakers, or books you recommend!
This is fabulous! And something for everyone in the books selected.
LOVE it! Absolutely adore it.
Saw this when you posted to Twitter and am so glad you followed up with a blog post. (I, too, enjoyed your other draft topics!) Thanks for your inspiration!