Believe in Yourself: with Cristofer Mattern

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.


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Laura Sheneman, EdD, MLS

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