The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Cristofer Mattern who has been an educator for 15 years and just started his first full-time job as a librarian at a private school. He spent several years as the library assistant in the school before transitioning to this full-time job.
Listen to his interview at http://laurasheneman.libsyn.com/believe-in-yourself-with-cristofer-mattern
In this podcast, Cristofer shares about his transition from assistant librarian to the full-time role of head librarian.
Here are a couple of Librarian Influencer strategies Cristofer share
Believe in yourself. You became a librarian for a reason.
Listen to the affirmations of others. And do not forget to speak words of affirmation to yourself as well.
Make “To do” lists each day. It helps keep track of what you want to get done. Plus it feels good when you can cross something off your list.
Recruit volunteers early on. They can make such a difference!
Do not be afraid to reach out to other librarians. We are a very helpful bunch.
You cannot always get everything done today. It is okay to come back tomorrow because there is always work to be done.
You cannot do everything. Sometimes you have to say no and that is okay.
You can follow Librarian Influencer Cristofer Mattern at:
Twitter: @MrCMattern https://twitter.com/MrCMattern
Instagram: mrcmattern https://www.instagram.com/mrcmattern/