• librarian,  media specialist,  new job

    Following the Yellow Brick Road

    I always swear I am going to do better about posting. And I do, for a week or two. Then life gets busy or I get tired or … well, the excuses are plentiful. So I’m not making any promises or anything today, just doing an update on the job hunt. For the one reader who reads this blog and cares. 🙂 I’ve previously posted about the first two interviews I had and the rejections that came from both of those. I also talked about the application I put in for an Intermediate school (way outside my comfort zone). Since that time, I actually have interviewed twice more. My third…

  • media specialist,  Uncategorized

    Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

    My experience in my Media Specialist program is over. I’ve finished the last course reflection, applied for graduation (and may have missed the deadline but that’s a different story), and have scheduled a date to take the PRAXIS test (already postponed once thanks to coronavirus). Now, I’m entering that next phase of the adventure – the job hunt. I’ve previously posted about this job hunt already but I feel like it’s something that is crucial to my adventures as an aspiring librarian. Through my job hunt, I’ve learned that you can be great, you can do your very best in the interview and still not get the job and I’ve…

  • media specialist,  teaching,  Uncategorized

    Teacher Resources

    Welcome to the wonderful world of eLearning. If you’re like me (and a teacher), you are navigating the waters of online learning with half a paddle, a boat with a few holes in it, and are those shark fins?? Online learning is something that I wasn’t prepared to do at the drop of a hat and I’m having to learn it as I go. Not only that but I’m still finishing up my grad work for my Media Specialist certification at the same time. Busy, busy, busy. However, it has not been all bad. Have you ever heard of a silver lining? Those rare moments where everything is not all…

  • books,  librarian,  media specialist,  Uncategorized

    Blind Date with a Book Success!

    So, last month was my first big project as a fake “librarian” in my school. Since I’m doing my practicum this semester, I’m doing different activities in my library to get hours and to get practice as a librarian. My first big project/display was a “Blind Date with a Book” display for the month of February and it was a much bigger success than I expected! Woo-hoo! Today’s blog is going to recap what I did to set-up the Blind Date display, how I monitored it, and some of the key takeaways. That way, if you’re an aspiring librarian you can get some suggestions for how to do this in…

  • #starringthesixers,  back to school,  books,  classroom,  librarian,  literacy,  marshall,  marshall university,  media specialist,  reading,  teacher,  teaching

    Looking Ahead to Next Stages

    I think that, in life, it’s important to find your passion. It just doesn’t make sense to me to go through life doing something you don’t enjoy. Why be miserable when you can be happy? Now, I do understand that some people, through circumstances or choices or whatever, are not able to live their passion in their job but I have always thought that it is important to be happy at what you do. I enjoy my job (most days). I love who I work with and I love who I work for. On most days, I even love every single one of my students, except maybe when they’re screaming…