Another Immersion List

Things I learned at Immersion:

  • The shopping cart is Tyranny!
  • There are other people who learn in the same spastic way I do – Hooray for the Loonies!
  • I sometimes have trouble slowing down from my looniness to address the learners that do not always appreciate my pace. Some people think about things far longer than my patience allows! But I must try.
  • I learned that one of my favorite coworkers is a thinker and my looniness may not always be, erm, appreciated. I need to think more about her and less about me. (I know. I know. It should be ALL about me).
  • I have heard proof that librarians are smart and have come up with funny ways to deal with the tragic workplaces some of us face.
  • It was reinforced in my mind that some librarians should not be teachers (or work in public service for that matter) and need to find other things to do with their time. This comment stems from the story in this post.
  • Writing outcomes is even easier when you use “in order to” as the connecting phrase.
  • There are other non-blog people who think that tools are made for librarians and we design classes for teachers not students. Now, how are we going to fix it?
  • The less surface area you place on a water slide, the quicker you go down.
  • Sometimes you get a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

Jane, ready to apply knowledge gained

3 thoughts on “Another Immersion List

  • July 25, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    Hey, I like loonies. They are the ones who taught me how to embrace the chaos. Once you do that, everything else is easy. And this comes from the guy at the opposite end of your spectrum on styles. Who says you can’t have it all? Sadly, what you point out is very true. Some librarians are just not meant to be teachers (or in public services for that matter). It was one of the things I was thinking about before I headed to Immersion myself because more often than not we either figure out a way to include them or work around them. I prefer the going around approach. Anyhow, I am gradually “unpacking” what I learned, so it must be time to take the pebble off the master’s hand and start on the next step of the journey.

    By the way, I do have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in my workstation at the library. Leonardo the leader, to remind of a few things. Best, and keep on blogging.

  • July 26, 2006 at 10:06 am

    I had a professor for senior design that would automatically take off points whenever we would use the phrase “in order to”. I don’t know what his problem with it was because I always liked to use that. Our team even had one cycle of review where one person would go through and just search for that phrase. It was amazing how many times we found it even though we tried not to use it. Anyways, now I am scared to use it in any of my writing.

    And I thought Donatello was the leader and that Leonardo was the tech guy, creating and fixing everything.

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