Presentation on theme: "Or, how do I get this job, anyway? What are 2 questions you think you might be asked in an interview? What are the first 2 questions youll ask when interviewing."— Presentation transcript:
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?
ISLMA – Illinois School Library Media Assoc. Membership: $65/$40 Conference – ways to save ICE: Illinois Computing Educators Illinois Reading Council ALA – American Library Association Divisions: AASL (schools), YALSA (young adults), ALSC (children) Committees Conferences (Annual, Midwinter)
Virtual Conferences Online Journals List serves – ISLMA, LM_Net, ChildLit, YALSA_BK (watch these for announcements of other opportunities!) RSS/Blogs – get a feed reader & read blogs! Webinars
Set aside time at work each day/week for professional development reading/activities Make your professional reading your take-home work Dont forget to read books Find a mentor and/or a library partner Develop a library support network Develop a personal learning network Set professional goals each year PARTICIPATE IN THE PROFESSION!!!!
Presenting at Conferences ISLMA Teachers conferences (getting the message out) Reviewing/writing SLJ VOYA ALA Journals (KQ, YALS, Children & Libraries) Committees/ Councils ALS ISLMA ALA Other National Board Certification
Assignment revisions due by August 8 th See you tomorrow!!