Untangling the World of Books, Technology, and Instruction

Monday, September 19, 2011

You Know You Are A School Librarian....

After one month as a school librarian, I have found there are some milestones and common threads found in this position that I had not expected.
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1. You shop for your students at Barnes & Noble - not yourself
2. You carry the AASL and ISTE standards in a file folder inside your totebag in case you think of an activity and want to connect it to a standard in a lesson plan.
3. In previously mentioned totebag, there are at least two books you are reading and one you are planning on reading.
4. Your idea of fun is an afternoon of cataloging reference books.
5. Your idea of a break is scanning in the returned books and alphabetizing them on the bookcart.
6. You read one of above mentioned books during lunch and ignore everyone else.
7. You worry you will miss the release of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid novel.
8. Your new best friends are Twitter and Diigo.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

One Day at A Time

Starting this blog to keep a record of my first year as a school librarian - ups, downs, triumphs, and epic failures - not only for myself, but for anyone who is making their merry way in the world of the school library.
Dedicated to those awesome librarians (See Blog List) who have inspired and led the way in a vast and new frontier.  This ain't  your grandma's library, baby!

Rule #1 - Don't forget why you applied for the job!  

Got way...way... way....off track those first few days trying on all those hats - some I knew I would wear and others...not so much.  But when the bell rang and the kiddos filed in...they are the reason I was there.

Shout out to the Daring Librarian for leading me to Comic Life and all its many possibilities! See poster at left created for in-service introducing myself to the rest of the staff. It shows an overview of who I am as a library professional, citing sources, technology integration, and a little bit about the real me.