The Librarian Influencer of the Week is high school librarian Connie Guerrero from Goose Creek ISD in Baytown, Texas.
In this podcast Connie recalls many lessons learned and shares her accomplishments during her first year in the library. http://laurasheneman.libsyn.com/you-have-the-best-job-in-the-building-with-connie-guerrero
She was hired as a librarian before she finished her degree and encourages everyone to apply for any library position when you see an opening.
Get multiple librarian’s opinions when you have a question about what you are doing in the library.
Here are a couple of Librarian Influencer strategies Connie shared:
How can you make it easier for kids to find books?
She had a 70% increase in circulation after genrefying.
Buy according to the interests they share with you.
She gets involved in lots of things on campus so people see her more than a “keeper of the books”.
Make yourself available as a trainer. She helps with technology training and also trains new teacher.
She is the campus communications coordinator.
These are some professional technology resources Connie uses to stay sharp as a librarian:
She follows librarian Facebook groups
She follows important people on social media who are in the field of librarianship. (friEdTechnology, Donalyn Muller, Dr. Karin Perry, Dr. Teri Lesesne, The Library Girl (Jennifer LaGarde)
She attends the state library conference and even brings teachers with her. (Hint: Bring back freebies from the vendors to share with your teachers.)
My chat with Connie was very uplifting. She is passionate about her job and serving her students and teachers.
You can follow Librarian Influencer Connie Guerrero at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/4connieguerrero @4connieguerrero
Facebook: Connie Lee Guerrero
Webpage: Goose Creek High School Library