Monday, August 20, 2012
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
But today was the first day back at school, so I think it's time to get back to thinking about libraries.
One of the best books I read this summer is Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, I think you'll enjoy what Cain has to say and that you'll find yourself applying her words to situations with friends and family.
I didn't expect was to find implications for education and for the library. Cain's book made me realize that not all students want to "share good books" with friends. It may be hard for some students to go around the table and talk about an author they enjoy. Many students may prefer to work alone rather than in a group. In our rush to collaborate and share, we may be isolating many students who prefer quiet.
I hope you'll find time to read this powerful book and also to find a bit of quiet in your hectic schedule this new school year.
Posted by Leigh Ann Jones