The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Texas librarian Stacy Cameron. She’s worked in a variety of school library settings and currently serves as the Coordinator of Library and Media Services at Frisco ISD where she oversees librarians at 70 schools. Click here to listen now!
Here are some librarian influencer tips Stacy shared:
Early on Stacy worked without a library aide and discovered she could let students help with some of the tasks like shelving. They placed the books on top of the shelf and she could walk by later to file them.
Find a network of librarians to connect with.
Stacy’s role as the coordinator allows her to:
As the coordinator, Stacy works on policies and procedures for the district librarians.
Her goal is to give them what they need to be successful.
She sets the vision for the district librarians and manages district library operations.
She advocates on their behalf and attends meetings to find out what the district is doing and looks for ways for librarians to be involved.
She sees herself as the cheerleader for the librarians and their programs.
Stacy wants to encourage librarians to capitalize on the changes to our work brought on by the pandemic and use that to transform work in the library.
Librarians are more than their library space.
Resist the urge to fall back into your old habits when we return to face to face school.
Identify the things that worked well during the pandemic and let it transform your future practices.
Continue to meet (virtually) and support each other with the same level of intensity.
You can connect with Stacy Cameron at:
Twitter: @stacycam https://twitter.com/stacycam
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