I had the utmost pleasure today to join with a group of 50-strong librarians at the LIANZA Otago/Southland Library Assistants Day held at the Invercargill Public Library and share with them about what it means to be a school librarian.
Where to start!! No two days are ever the same and what you start out planning to do at the beginning of the day may look totally different by the end of the day, so the challenge was how to go about showing the variety and breadth of work that we do in a school library setting.
This presentation is what I eventually came up with.
It turned into a bit of a time and motion study of one day of work for me in the James Hargest Library. I then finished with some thoughts and ideas about how public and school libraries can begin to think about working together.
If you have any great examples of working with a library that is in another sector, I’d love to hear about it! Please share them here so others can benefit from your fantastic ideas.