Updates, end of year and looking forward to 2022
Well, it’s that time of year again. We are on the countdown to holiday season. Reports are due, there are preparations for farewell presents, my living room looks like a bomb went off (and maybe took down a bit of Santa’s workshop with it), and my brain has decided that it’s already holiday time, so I’m spending just as much time getting things done as I am fixing mistakes. Oh, well. I must say I am super grateful for everything in my life right now, crazy busy though it might be.
A new job (sort of)
As we wind up to the end of the year, I wanted to share a few updates with you. If you’ve been following along with my professional journey, you’ll know I started my career in school libraries as a library volunteer while studying, stepped into a library aide role and pieced together part-time or short-term teacher librarian roles where I could get them. It is with great excitement that I get to share with you that from next year I will be taking on a full-time, on-going role as teacher librarian and acting head of library. I am super excited to be returning to full-time work (part-time work is for the birds, people!)
I am also excited by the opportunities next year is set to bring. We have a new library building just starting construction, we have big plans for our collections, will be continuing our reading initiative program, starting tech and makerspace sessions in the library and have a whole range of other exciting things planned.
Professional learning for 2022
I am also looking forward to what 2022 will bring in the way of professional learning (you all know I am addicted to professional learning by now, right?)
I am super excited to share that I’ll be presenting at the National Education Summit in Brisbane in August with Dr Kay Oddone. The line up for the event looks AMAZING. You can find all the details on the NES website.
I’ll also be running a session with SLANSW in March about escape rooms and library programing. Stay tuned for more information to some soon.
I will be continuing my monthly PD lists, to which you can subscribe or check out the lists from this year.
I also have lots of plans for this website, updates, new pages, more posts on my adventures in the school library and some professional learning courses. I’ll share more details soon, but for now you can find more on the For Librarians page.
To everyone, thank you so much for reading along, dropping in and generally giving me an audience to write this to. I am so grateful you are all part of my journey. I love collaborating and sharing with you, being inspired by you and joining with you in this crazy ride.
I hope you have a refreshing and relaxing holiday break, no matter what that might look like for you. I look forward to what 2022 will bring us all.
Sounds like you have a lot to look forward to Madison! Maybe we can work together sometime next year too…. ?! Good luck with your new job and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Thanks, Elizabeth. It’s going to be an exciting year. Would love to collaborate on something. Let’s chat!! Have a great Christmas.