Tutor profile: Jerrica C.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Kate Marek has written The Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Effective Leadership copyrighted by the American Library Association in 2011. This brief heartwarming ninety-page book takes a look at how storytelling leaders are producing inspiration, connectivity and a shared vision in their employees and their community. How will you inspire and connect with the community you work with through storytelling?
Storytelling leaders allow the listener to learn more about the leader’s personal values. These stories can be used in marketing through everyday blogs and web pages or bundled over months and years to use when it comes time to rebuild or remodel a library. Storytelling skills are important to leadership including good listening skills and being authentic.
Subject: Religious Studies
The early 1800s was a period of great confusion in many aspects of American life. This was not only true for politics and industrialization but especially true for one’s spirituality. What religion was prevalent at this time leaving the traditional Christian church and making a way toward the support of emotions and feelings?
The Book of Mormon, translated by Joseph Smith in the early 1820s, which is still used in the Mormon Church today.
Subject: European History
Who was the Egyptian Hypatia and who was her greatest influence?
Hypatia was the daughter of Theon, a renowned mathematician and philosopher who was born in the city of Alexandria around 400 AD. Theon is famed for his commentaries on many works such as Ptolemy's Almagest and the works of Euclid. He was Hypatia’s greatest influence. It has been said that she had a far greater mind than he did. She was also a strong willed person and this is perhaps why she never stopped her pursuit for knowledge. Hypatia somehow persuaded her father to send her to school in Athens. It seems unclear how she was accepted being a woman, but nevertheless, she returned to Alexandria with a laurel wreath, which is the highest honor one can receive. It would have been the equivalent to the valedictorian today. She was very proud of her education and she soon became the Director of the Academy in Alexandria and hosted a mirage of scholars from all over. She became not only a scholar but a great inventor.
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