I've been feeling a sense of urgency and a call to action lately. I'm generally focused more on solutions than problems, so I thought I'd share a few ideas that may be worth considering as we consider our emerging and evolving place in education.
1. Develop a student focus group to get feedback & fresh ideas to connect w/ what they need/want from their library.
2. Create a space on the library/media center's website that showcases collaborative work with teachers & students.
3. Find at least 5 other School Librarians who have a positive attitude about growth/change.
4. Develop an online request system to solicit ideas for future purchases.
6. Invite someone from the Board of Education to participate in a lesson, program, or special event.
7. Realize that books may change in format and such but READING isn't going anywhere.
Focus on reading and literacy and you won't go wrong.
8. Try a new techy tool and shamelessly show it off to anyone who'll listen.
9. Use a social network to build a professional support group, think tank, sounding board, and cheering section for yourself.
10. Find a reason to make parent phone calls every week. Solicit volunteers, reinforce student accomplishments/learning, whatever you can do to remind parents of your role in their child's education.
Lots of library love to you all,