A flurry of postings, just shows you what you can do when you are putting off writing up your revalidation journal.
This post from Library Girl has really made me think, as she almost always does (please read the comments as well). How well do you market yourself? If you went to Donna Watt’s presentation at the SLANZA conference then this post will also tie in some of the things Donna talked about strategic planning and branding and marketing yourself. You’ll get the link to the google doc of that conference session on this blog soon.
We really need to get out there and show our teachers how good we are and what we can do for them and for their students. I for one am going to get this poster printed out and laminated and put it up in the library, but more than that I am going to put it in our staff’s pigeonholes. I want them to see it and talk about it and understand more fully exactly how useful I am in the school. I’m not just ‘the book and computer lady’ I can do all kinds of things for all kinds of people and particularly for every single curriculum area.
Also it is worth remembering what Joyce Valenza (Oh Great One as I refer to her) You can’t do business in a pumpkin sweater. Get your professionalism polished up and get out there and sell yourself.
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<div style=”width:477px” id=”__ss_8693280″> <strong style=”display:block;margin:12px 0 4px”><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/jlagarde/librarians-are-ready” title=”Librarians Are Ready” target=”_blank”>Librarians Are Ready</a></strong> <div style=”padding:5px 0 12px”> View more <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/” target=”_blank”>documents</a> from <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/jlagarde” target=”_blank”>Jennifer LaGarde</a> </div> </div>