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Working with your talents

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Long time no write anything on this blog, but I have been doing a lot of reading of others blogs so here is a reblog of a post I really appreciated on Megan Ingle’s Audacious Fizz blog.

Why did this blogpost ring so true to me?  Well that is because, like any small organisation, the one I devote large amounts of my free time to is an organisation which thrives on people standing up and offering skills, vision and time, and sometimes those things seem a little thin on the ground.  Plenty of folk clamor for new things, new initiatives, new tools from our organisation but very few put their hands up to help make them happen.  I really liked what this blog post had to say about getting involved, that talent comes in many forms and that people’s strengths are often where new cool ideas are to be found.  Yes, the collective is stronger than the individual.

The collective is stronger than the individual.

We’ve all got something we can contribute to a shared outcome. If a stronger profession is what we want, then why don’t we all bring our strengths to the cause?

So, be bold, put your hand up.  Come up with a good idea and offer to drive it.  Mentor someone, what do you feel the burn for?  What would you love to see happen?  Together we can make awesome happen, alone it takes an age, is not as much fun and doesn’t offer you the opportunity to learn new skills and connect with others who share your skills and passion.  Say yes!  Say why not!  Say ‘hey I’ve got a good idea!’

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The SLANZA Facebook Page

Thanks largely to the efforts of Catherine Lee the SLANZA Facebook page has become a place to find really great library links.  She has been posting links to items of school library interest for several months now and they are interesting, sometimes fun and a great way of getting up to date links straight to your facebook feed.  So, thanks to Catherine and if you are on Facebook, and let’s face it the vast majority of adults in New Zealand are, then do join the page.  You too can share fantastic library links with the community on there.

You can find it here: or just search Facebook for for SLANZA, there is also a link on the SLANZA homepage.  You don’t need to be a member of SLANZA to join but of course the benefits of being a SLANZA member make it really worth joining. Details of how to do that are here.  $50 well spent!

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