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Ramblings: 2023 Year in Review

2023 Year in Review

It’s has become a bit of a tradition of mine to reflect back on the year that has just passed. I find it immensely helpful to not only remember all the things I actually got done in the year, but to also track what I am spending my focus on, track my goals and my progress towards them and set new goals for the year ahead.

Honestly, 2023 feels like it could have been two years with the amount that has been squeezed into it. To say it has been a massive year feels like a massive understatement. Before writing this, I read my reflections from 2022. I had to chuckle at the plans I had set for the start of 2023. I thought I had it all organised and all laid out. Well, let me tell you, the start of 2023 did not go as planned.

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Ramblings: 2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

I absolutely love reflecting on the year that has been. I do it with my library with an annual report and I like to keep a bit of a reflection here on my blog. So many posts that I share here are for my own benefit (sorry!!). I know that it helps others, but it’s really handy for me to have a reflection of what I have done (and how I did it), so I can reuse, adapt, reflect and change.

Last year I shared a similar review of the year and it really is amazing reading back over it, looking at what I hoped to achieve in the year ahead and how much has changed in just the past 12 months.

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Ramblings: 2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

So much of this website is a record of what I have read or done. I love that I can look back and check how I did something or what books I’ve read and loved. It comes in handy – especially when I’m trying to remember how I did something and the brain is a little fuzzy – and I hope that it helps others.

In the spirit of record keeping, I’m going to review my year here. This probably won’t be an overly helpful post for you, dear reader, but it does help me to reflect on what I achieved or didn’t achieve this year. I’m the kind of person who loves a good statistic. So, here’s my stats for the year, as well as a bit of a reflection overall.

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Ramblings: Updates, end of year and looking forward to 2022

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. 

Happy holidays

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.

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