Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I'm Still Here

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me and with very good reason. A career change has caused me to put all things on hold while I got a grip on my new reality. So, let me back up a bit and start from the beginning.

In 2014 I began an incredible journey to become a Media Specialist - a teacher librarian. There were so many reasons behind my choosing this path that it is difficult to list them all here. But, to make a long story short, I graduated in December 2015 with my Ed.S. in Instructional Technology and Media Specialist Certification and found a job (slightly before my graduation) with an elementary school close to my home.  It all happened in an epic whirlwind and, truthfully, a lot more quickly than for which I think I was prepared

I wondered if this blog would still be relevant to the topics I was used to discussing. Now that I'm knee deep in 5-10 year olds, I was concerned that my thoughts on training, leadership, and technology may not be as applicable any more. On the contrary, I've found in my new role as a teacher librarian I am even more immersed in training, technology, and leadership than I ever thought possible. So, without further ado, I am ushering this blog into a new era of librarianship. We’ll call this Library Training Wheels 2.0 - the teacher librarian edition.