Thus concludes a month of figuring things out, extensive meetings, wondering if you’ll remember any names, skipping lunch, and staying late.
Twenty years ago, I walked into my first elementary librarian position hoping to change the world. Or, at least the school. I was uber-excited, passionate, appreciative of the opportunity, and in love with the students. I was wearing rose-colored glasses, and yet the year did not disappoint me.
Flash forward a couple of years: I could say that, “everything I needed to know to be a good librarian did not come with the MLS degree.” I was successful, but it was not without chastisement, faux pas, alienation, and blunders along the way. Let me save you a few mistakes by sharing what I learned from my “finer moments.” Continue reading “Congrats Newbies!
You’ve Survived the Toughest Month of Your Career”