The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Jennifer Wyatt. Jennifer has worked in a variety of library careers and currently works to support librarians and instructional technologists in her Texas district. Click here to listen now!
Here are some librarian influencer tips Jennifer shared:
There are guidelines for how librarians do things like cataloging. But if it will better serve your students to do something differently, don’t be afraid to do it!
Librarians are in pivotal roles as instructional partners and collaborators. They can help roll out new district initiatives.
Simple things we do can really impress students and have an impact. For example, librarians can have a YouTube channel for book talks.
Jennifer Wyatt wants librarians to blaze new trails.
The pandemic showed that librarians were poised to blaze new trails.
Show people what you do. Don’t just tell them.
Post-pandemic, will you keep pushing a cart into the classrooms? This allowed you to connect with students and teachers with the content they were doing in the classroom.
Identify the things that worked for you during the pandemic. Figure out ways to continue these good things you started.
Let’s continue to prepare students for online experiences in their future.
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