Extending our influence beyond our school is a daunting prospect to many school library staff.
Dont let your talents be minimized! You can make a difference to to school libraries throughout Ontario.
Get involved to perk up your résumé and help promote school libraries on a grander scale.
Share ideas and publicize what you and your colleagues are doing! Start or contribute to a library subject council newsletter.
Involve the library in the community and invite the community to the library! Welcome community members to the library and support social action while using community resources to deliver curriculum.
Share ideas and publicize what you and your colleagues are doing! Start or contribute to a library subject council wiki or blog.
Partner with organizations that have generated useful resources and then let others know about those resources. Submit a proposal for a poster presentation a future Super Conference.
Explore a topic that interests you; find out what colleagues have done. Submit an article to The Teaching Librarian.
Promote school libraries at faculties of education. Become an associate teacher.
Submit a library profile or an article to School Libraries in Canada.
Terrifying lions (like the one from the first slide)...
That terrifying lion into whose mouth you placed your head with the greatest of trepidation...... can become better performers, partners, and friends!
Image Credits: Slides 1, 12 and 13 - Barnum, Richard (author) and Walter S. Rogers Illustrator. Nero, the Circus Lion His Many Adventures. New York: Barse and Hopkins, 1919. Slide 3 - Alger, Horatio. Brave and Bold in The Boys Home Weekly. 5 Jul. 1911:cover. Slide 4 - Childs, William R. Reading Guide for the Horatio Alger novels. Introduction to Business History: The American Experience. Winter 2007. Ohio State College of Humanities. 13 Jan. 2009. Slide 5 - Risen From the Ranks; or, the Story of Harry Walton's Success. New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1909. Slide 8 – Drugs and Travel Why They Dont Mix.Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. http://www.voyage.gc.ca/publications/drug-travel_drogue-voyages-eng.asp Slide 11 – School Libraries in Canada. Canadian Association for School Libraries. http://www.cla.ca/casl/slic/slicindex.htmlhttp://www.cla.ca/casl/slic/slicindex.html. Other slide graphics come from the Ontario School Library Association journal, The Teaching Librarian. (http://www.accessola.com/ola/bins/content_page.asp?cid=118-124).