Joyce Valenza’s Inspiring Words

Have you seen Joyce Valenza’s post titled What Librarians Make: A Response to Dr. Bernstein and an Homage to Taylor Mali? This is quite an inspiring piece on the value and importance of librarians (in particular school librarians). Valenza’s post was written as somewhat of a response to an article written by Dr. Marc Bernstein that appeared in Newsday on November 24, 2010. However, Valenza’s post goes beyond a mere “response”. Valenza very eloquently states the purpose and function of school libraries, and why they’re a necessity in schools today. Her list of what librarians “do” and what they “make” is a nice reminder of the many hats librarians wear, and all they’re responsible for.