Liferarians are a passionate community of Indian Librarians who believe in empowering and leveraging the role of a librarian in an educational organization. Liferarians believe in collaboration to promote and implement innovative practices through new developments in education and knowledge realms.
Liferarian was started in 2016 of like-minded librarians mainly from International Schools and other IB accredited schools to collaborate, showcase, learn and support each other. This collaborative group meets once every year. It is an event where individuals of varying skills, expertise and responsibilities come together to exchange ideas, learn and return to their schools with ideas, skills and new found courage to arrive at their respective goals and ambitions. As Ray Bradbury says, ” Teachers are to inspire; Librarians are to fulfill”.
This platform endeavors to support librarians who desire to pursue contemporary strategies and ideas to stay current and relevant. We believe that consistent collaboration can enable us to provide better library services, build a relevant collection, integrate and leverage technology to help learners. Liferarians intend to provide regular professional coaching opportunities to all educators.
This liferarian logo signifies an individual’s aspiration to blossom through lifelong learning and spread the fragrance of knowledge to others.
2020 @ Liferarian Virtual Conference on Saturday, 21st November 2020
2019 @ Victorious School, Pune
2018 @ Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
2017 @ Oberoi International School, Mumbai
2016 @ American School of Bombay, Mumbai
Professional Coaching For Librarians
Professional learning is most effective when adults work together with experts who serve as mentors and coach to facilitate growth. The coach aims at supporting and helping self-directed librarians to work collaboratively toward excellence through coaching and consultation. As the author, Timothy Gallwey says, “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential, to maximize their performance. It is helping them to learn rather than team teaching”.
Library workshops will be conducted on different days and will focus on various topics ranging from the management of resources, teaching students from PreK to high school, technology tools, and creating a library curriculum embedded with skills and concepts of the school’s curriculum.
Elementary & Secondary School Libraries
Libraries are essential centers of every educational institution. They provide knowledge, freedom, and dreams to become successful, happy individuals.
Rabindranath Tagore in his poem Geetanjali says, “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit. Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action.” His poem, written long ago, seems so apt for the state of mind that we need in libraries, making it the soul of discovery and exploration.