Hey there. I’m Melanie Barker, and I’m a librarian. More specifically, I’m a librarian in an independent high school. I also teach a section of senior seminar on the DIY/Maker movement, and the impact of that movement on individuals and communities (both local and global).
I believe that libraries are not just about books and reading anymore. I believe there is power in knowing how things work. I believe the library should be a place for creation and the sharing of ideas. The library is where the “slow hunch” forms and the “adjacent possible” happens. The library was a coworking space before coworking spaces were cool.
This site/blog isn’t all just business, because I’m not all business. I sometimes share things about my life and family. I also share the fun stuff I do through DS106 (#4life). Hopefully you won’t mind that.