Last week in class we discussed ethics and the need for a code of ethics. We were also given an example of a way your personal and professional ethics could come into conflict. The example was that a parent heard that there was a book being used to teach children about metaphorical language and one of the line in the book was “poke you eye out” however there was a student would had an eye injury so the parent asked if it would be possible to take the book off the shelf for the rest of the semester. That’s such a difficult ethical dilemma. I can understand why the parent would want to protect her child from uncomfortable situations regrading his injury but the book is meant to be available to all students. If I were the librarian in this situation I would let the parent know that while I completely understand why she wants to have to book taken away, I would put the needs of her child over the needs of the student community. The book is meant to teach children, and it can’t be assumed that a child will read that line and use it in a hurtful way towards her child. I also don’t think that’s a logical reason to remove a book, what would a library look like if all the book that could potentially make someone feel uncomfortable were removed? I’m not looking forward to having to face those type of situation in my career.
This week is the week we do our one shot workshops. I underestimated how difficult it would be to work through the workshop ADDIE. Honestly the hardest part was just picking a topic that would be relevant and interesting. My partner Emily and I are still putting the pieces together but I think it’ll turn out fine. I have a lot of workshop facilitation experience and Emily is really knowledgeable about the topic. I ‘m looking forward to presenting as well as seeing how everyone else does.
Til next time…Shhhh