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1 Final Assignment Due Tuesday Due Tuesday Create your own chapter (link) on the main page of the wiki, or, if theres already a link there for your topic, add your info to the page. Create your own chapter (link) on the main page of the wiki, or, if theres already a link there for your topic, add your info to the page. Dont forget to go back and visit the site to see the great resources your classmates have created! Dont forget to go back and visit the site to see the great resources your classmates have created!

2 Saviors Or A Curse?

3 If you decide to use volunteers… Have a standard for who volunteers Have a standard for who volunteers Have a job description Have a job description Have a plan for training Have a plan for training Have a schedule for tasks Have a schedule for tasks Have a plan/procedure for what to do if they dont work out Have a plan/procedure for what to do if they dont work out Have a plan/procedure to reward great volunteers Have a plan/procedure to reward great volunteers

4 School Librarians as Professionals

5 What is your image of a 21 st Century School Librarian?

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7 Becoming a Professional Or, how do I get this job, anyway?

8 Take 2X2 What are 2 questions you think you might be asked in an interview? What are 2 questions you think you might be asked in an interview? What are the first 2 questions youll ask when interviewing for a school library job? What are the first 2 questions youll ask when interviewing for a school library job?

9 Types of Questions You Might Be Asked General Questions – General Questions – –tell us about… Situational Questions – Situational Questions – –why do we need…? –how would you…? See Linking For Learning for a complete list of common interview questions & tips for answering them.

10 What you want to know… Support Support Budget Budget Help Help Facility Facility Current Use Current Use Vision Vision

11 The Importance of Staying Current What do you think might be the most important/useful professional development tool for you? Why? How are you developing yourself professionally outside of class?

12 Professional Organizations ISLMA – Illinois School Library Media Assoc. ISLMA – Illinois School Library Media Assoc. –Membership: $65/$40 –Conference – ways to save ALA – American Library Association ALA – American Library Association –Divisions: AASL (schools), YALSA (young adults), ALSC (children) –Committees –Conferences (Annual, Midwinter) ILA – Illinois Library Association – based on salary, $80 - $150 ILA – Illinois Library Association – based on salary, $80 - $150 Journals Journals –SLJ –VOYA –LMC –Horn Book Workshops Workshops –BER:

13 Lack of $$ is no excuse… Free & Super Cheap ways to stay up-to-date Virtual Conferences Virtual Conferences Online Journals Online Journals List serves – ISLMA, LM_Net, ChildLit, YALSA_BK (watch these for announcements of other opportunities!) List serves – ISLMA, LM_Net, ChildLit, YALSA_BK (watch these for announcements of other opportunities!) TeacherLibrarian Ning TeacherLibrarian Ning RSS/Blogs – get a feed reader & read blogs! RSS/Blogs – get a feed reader & read blogs! Library System Workshops Library System Workshops School Library Learning 2.0/ 23 Things: School Library Learning 2.0/ 23 Things: Local groups – start your own! Local groups – start your own!

14 But what about time??? And other professional tips Set aside time at work each day/week for professional development reading/activities Set aside time at work each day/week for professional development reading/activities Make your professional reading your take-home work Make your professional reading your take-home work Dont forget to read books Dont forget to read books Find a mentor and/or a library partner Find a mentor and/or a library partner Develop a library support network Develop a library support network Develop a personal learning network Develop a personal learning network Set professional goals each year Set professional goals each year PARTICIPATE IN THE PROFESSION!!!! PARTICIPATE IN THE PROFESSION!!!!

15 Professional Participation Presenting at Conferences Presenting at Conferences –ISLMA –Teachers conferences (getting the message out) Reviewing/writing Reviewing/writing –SLJ –VOYA –ALA Journals (KQ, YALS, Children & Libraries) Committees/ Councils Committees/ Councils –ALS –ISLMA –ALA –Other National Board Certification National Board Certification National Board Certification National Board Certification

16 School Librarians as Professional Developers

17 What kinds of professional development can we provide?

18 School Librarians can facilitate… Professional reading circles Professional reading circles Study groups Study groups Coaching & mentoring Coaching & mentoring Networking Networking Using technology for professional development Using technology for professional development Leading by example Leading by example

19 The Golden Rule: Do professionally unto others as you would have done unto you Or, would you like to attend this workshop???!!!

20 Planning Professional Development Time it right Time it right Know your audience Know your audience Make it practical – dont make it something theyll use when they leave, make them use it now Make it practical – dont make it something theyll use when they leave, make them use it now Incorporate plenty of time for play and exploration, but dont save it all until the end Incorporate plenty of time for play and exploration, but dont save it all until the end Provide plenty of examples Provide plenty of examples Answer all their questions patiently Answer all their questions patiently Vary activities Vary activities Print an agenda and include web sites, addresses, etc. Print an agenda and include web sites, addresses, etc. Always have a back-up plan Always have a back-up plan

21 The future of school libraries A model for library service that encourages constant and purposeful change, inviting user participation in the creation of both the physical and the virtual services they want, supported by consistently evaluating services. It also attempts to reach new users and better serve current ones through improved customer driven offerings. Each component by itself is a step toward better servicing our users; however, it is through the combined implementation of all of these that we can reach (School) Library 2.0.

22 Course Evaluation


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