library science

valentine-love99  asked:

What are the classes in school?

There’s 3 buildings (Highschool, middle School and Elementary school) combined into one and many children of all ages are welcomed.

All grades(Pre-K to 12th grade):

Reading

English

Social studies

Health class

Ballet class

Art and crafts

Computers

Drama and Music class

Cafeteria​

Auditorium

Algebra 1 and 2

English 1 and 2

Gym

Swimming pool

School’s Greenhouse

World geography

French 1 and 2

Spanish 1 and 2

Interactive science

Library

Teachers lounge

Principal’s office

Football, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, and Baseball field

Sorry if there’s way too much. Had to ask for one of my sisters help. I’d love to give her credit for this.

These are the classes. Feel free to be in any classes, kids.

Asynchronous communication

The other night, @emilociraptor was walking me home from work bc I was dizzy, and we were talking about methods of communication. I mentioned that I prefer asynchronous communication, i. e. e-mails, twitter @replies, tagging in tumblr posts, etc. They were shocked, they had never thought about methods of communication in this way.

I figured there are definitely other people who could use this term to explain their preferred methods of communication. I learned about it through a class in my masters program, for library science, where we were discussing different methods that people contact the reference desk in a library. 

There are the synchronous methods of communication: in person, phone calls, text messages, live chats. 

Then there are the asynchronous, which in the library setting mostly refers to emails. 

In asynchronous communication, there is an understanding that the other person does not have to reply immediately and often, it is a surprise if they do so. The assumption is that they are not sitting down at that method of communication at the same time, so there will be a delay in receiving a response. 

In interpersonal relations, there are the other methods I mentioned up there ^ where it is the same assumption. When you @reply someone on twitter, you don’t except them to respond immediately. Sometimes, you don’t expect them to reply at all. Same with many replies to tumblr posts; it can be a way of saying “I see this, I have something to add or respond to in regards to this post, but this may be a one-way street.” Sometimes it can be as simple as a message of support on a post about someone being in a bad place, where liking the post might be read in a different way.

Synchronous communication, which can apply to various forms of chat, text messaging (which can go either way, depending on the people using it), phone calls, and others, can be hard for a lot of people. I personally suffer from chronic fatigue, and I find many synchronous communication to be tiring, so I limit it and try to only participate in it when it gives me a positive feeling. 

For example, I am currently in a group chat with a handful of other people, and it is a good mid-point between synchronous and asynchronous for me: I can follow the chat, but there is never a need to reply. I only have to reply when I want to, or when I have something to say. 

So, I give you these terms, tumblr! Use them to help people understand why you hate picking up the phone when they call, or when you feel like you have to apologize for being bad at responding to facebook messages or texts. Overall, remember that you don’t owe anyone your time, energy, or attention. 

What am I doing? 

Not getting deported. 

Because autistic immigrants get deported in Canada. We’re considered a burden on society and therefore aren’t welcome in Canada.

I know this may come as a shock, but immigrants don’t want to be deported. We didn’t immigrate for funsies.

Also, I don’t need a professional diagnosis to know. I’ve done the research, read the literature, and I happen to know myself better than anyone else.

 There’s no point to pay however much to get a diagnosis I already know the answer to and a doctor may misdiagnose me as something else. Women get misdiagnosed as utterly ridiculous things by doctors, as many believe that women can’t be autistic, as well as the DSM 5 being nearly useless for diagnosing women, as it only lists traits common in men.

If you’d like, I can provide the link to a study on this subject.

And yes, I know for certain that the resources I used for research are credible. Im a librarian. 

I realized I was autistic while doing research for a major project on information sources about autism for my graduate studies Library Science course on science, technology, and medical information (a project I got a 96% on, btw).

Library Facts

Japanese libraries grew from approximately 700 in 1958 to almost 1,900 in the 1990s. 

The most crucial change, however, wasn’t how many libraries were available, but rather who was using it. 

According to a paper presented at  the 1996 International Federation of Library Associations conference:

In Japan libraries used to be frequented only by antiquarian engaged in research or students who needed to study there. The library was a place for limited use, and often as a study room. Since the mid 1960s, however, a new attitude has been introduced toward the public library, using such catchwords as “to guard the people’s right to know”; “to ensure free and equa access to information for all people”.

huffingtonpost.com
Librarians Across America Are Using Their Powers For Political Good
Whether it’s community organizing or battling untruth, they do far more than just shelve books.

Libraries are often community centers offering support to underrepresented communities, social services, classes, internet access and more. 

How does your library use their superpowers?

#NationalLibraryWeek