Andrew Eynon’s Library Blog

A blog about librarianship in Further Education

Living books

Posted by andrewey on December 3, 2008

There was an interesting article in today’s Guardian ‘Taken as read’ about the use of living books by Dorset library service. This is where a person can be ‘borrowed’ to talk about social/cultural issues and subjects such as oral/social history.  

This seems to have relevance to education where academics/tutors could be ‘lent’ out to provide support to students. Although this sounds unlikely in effect it already happens in those institutions which provide drop-in support for study skills and basic skills.

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One Response to “Living books”

  1. E Smart said

    this was too tempting for my staff we had hours of fun thinking which borrowers would be suitable or unsuitable to lend!!!to unsuspecting members of the library

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