Saturday, February 20, 2010

Week 6

Over the past few weeks, we have talked much about copyright and our role in that arena as librarians. It seems strange to me that the more that I have learned about the issue, the less I have to say about it.

I think I can attribute this to a lack of real-world experience on the subject. Much of what we, as a class, have been discussing is speculative. Now that I am almost overwhelmed with the potential conflicts, I am starting to believe that to properly formulate a position, I am going to have to wait to see with what I am presented during my career as a slms.

So much depends on the external influences of my future superiors, administration, and the school's culture, that I no longer think I can walk through the school's doors on my first day with a proper perspective.

I have previously wrote that I would like to be the change agent in a school's or district's culture, which is still true. However, whatever my ideals are, I am much more willing to compromise in a situation where I think, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That is, in most cases there will be room for improvement, and even if I think I can foster improvement, as long as things are running smoothly, I do not feel as strongly about becoming a crusader for what I think is best. After all, I could be wrong, and my lack of experience might be detrimental, despite my knowledge on the subject.


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