You might have read my earlier post about flipped libraries and maybe you thought, “Wow! She’s totally nuts!” Not an unlikely reaction, especially if you know me personally.
I was interested to read this, however. A recent piece from Library Journal called The Original Flipped Classroom | Peer to peer review seems to imply that libraries have been centres of experiential learning for a very long time, rather than sites of eye-drooping boredom as students listen to librarians drone on, and on, and on…
I have to say that I agree that we could very easily transform ourselves into flipping wonderful centres for immersive, experiential, hands-on learning. Regretfully, I would also say that I’m not sure that most of us are there yet.
What do you think? How well have you adapted your orientations, programmes and interventions – is your library “that giant, teeming, learner-centered classroom in the middle of the campus”? Or do you watch the drooping eyelids in despair every time?