[Library Media] Start Over Again -- Every Year

Heather Novotny hnovotny at mcgillisschool.org
Tue Oct 23 11:01:15 MDT 2018


Yes, the tone of that meeting was pretty intense!


I would add that librarians are the worst at promoting ourselves--and letting people know that librarians have professional education is a good place to start. If you think of it, advocating for ourselves as professionals is actually advocating for our profession...


At my husband's urging, I put my degrees and an award I received up in the library. I felt kind of shy about it but I did it anyway.


Heather Novotny
Librarian
The McGillis School
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
801-583-0094





 From:   "Wilson, James" <James.Wilson at canyonsdistrict.org> 
 To:   Justin Brooksby <jbrooksby at uen.org> 
 Cc:   Library Media Listserv <library-media at lists.uen.org>, "lanell.rabner at nebo.edu" <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu> 
 Sent:   10/23/2018 10:49 AM 
 Subject:   Re: [Library Media] Start Over Again -- Every Year 


 
 
Justin, 
  
Thanks for your reply.  That meeting would have been a difficult place to expand the discussion to librarians.  The meeting was pretty heavy.  ☺ 
Education to all stakeholders is a place to start. 
  
Thanks, 
  
 
  
James A. Wilson, M. Ed 
Library Media Specialist 
Canyons School District 
Cell- 385.900.9607 
Office- 801.826.5095 
9150 S. 500 West 
Sandy, UT 84070 
  
 
  
James A. Wilson, M. Ed 
Library Media Specialist 
Canyons School District 
Cell- 385.900.9607 
Office- 801.826.5095 
9150 S. 500 West 
Sandy, UT 84070 
  
  
 
From: Justin Brooksby <jbrooksby at uen.org>
 Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:45 AM
 To: "Wilson, James" <James.Wilson at canyonsdistrict.org>
 Cc: Mariah Gerlach <mgerlach at providencehall.com>, "lanell.rabner at nebo.edu" <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu>, Library Media Listserv <library-media at lists.uen.org>
 Subject: Re: [Library Media] Start Over Again -- Every Year 
 
  
James,  
 
  
 
I agree with what you say.  I believe David Long from Logan City School District mentioned that more than filtering needs to be done.  I know he believes this but those details were not necessarily expressed in the meeting.  UEN would love  to help push the message that teacher librarians are an excellent resource to teach internet safety.  Please let me know how we can best help. 
 
  
 
  
 
 
 
Cheers,
 
 Justin Brooksby
 Associate Director 
 
Professional Development
 Utah Education Network
 Office: 801-581-5366
 Twitter @brooksby
 uen.org/development/ 
 

 
 
 
On Oct 23, 2018, at 9:57 AM, Wilson, James <James.Wilson at canyonsdistrict.org> wrote: 
  
 
 
Sadly, we will always be in the mode of educating people what we do and what training and education we have. 
 
  
 
On another note, I attended the UEN Board meeting last Friday.  While they were discussing the EBSCO issue, the topic of how to keep kids safe online and teaching them to research information safely and efficiently came up numerous times.   Filters were the only solution discussed.  I kept wanting to yell out “Certified-SL Endorsed Teacher Librarians!”  We teach research.  We teach students how to find information safely and efficiently, among the many other things we do!  I am saddened at how  many time we are left out of the discussion. 
 
  
 
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James A. Wilson, M. Ed 
 
Library Media Specialist 
 
Canyons School District 
 
Cell- 385.900.9607 
 
Office- 801.826.5095 
 
9150 S. 500 West 
 
Sandy, UT 84070 
 
  
 
  
 
 
From: library-media <library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org> on  behalf of Mariah Gerlach <mgerlach at providencehall.com>
 Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:22 AM
 Cc: Library Media Listserv <library-media at lists.uen.org>, "lanell.rabner at nebo.edu" <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu>
 Subject: Re: [Library Media] Start Over Again -- Every Year 
 
 
  
 
 
 
We feel you Cindy, and others!  
 
 
  
 
At the beginning of this year I got up and tooted my own horn to my faculty. Basically gave them a quick verbal resume in faculty meeting.  I explained how I have a master's degree and the same teaching license many of them do.  I've felt  like for the last few years I'm treated a bit like a convenient upstairs secretary.   
 
 
  
 
 
Of course, I'm always happy to help, but it was actually some of my faculty last year that found out I had credentials and encouraged me to share that information with the rest of the staff.  I think there was an assumption that I just  sat at this desk and typed stuff all day.   
 
 
  
 
 
I do get a little irritated when administration says "all these things are coming to each teacher this year"... and I'm like, me too?  Also got slighted out of the yearbook last year... but somehow my assistants made it in.  *shrug*.  
 
 
  
 
 
Keep fighting the good fight!  I feel successful as long as the students know I'm here. ☺  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 6:23 AM <georgeweight at integrity.com> wrote: 
 
Still fighting for recognition. When I was on the board of UELMA, serving
 as its president for one year, we lobbied the legislature heavily to keep
 funding for school libraries. Our efforts resulted in getting funding
 stabilized, resulting in several thousand dollars retained by our district
 that otherwise would have been cut.
 Did I get any recognition? No--just criticism for being away from school
 to perform lobbying efforts and pressure to replace me with a classified
 "librarian."
 No offense to those classified people out there--but IMO school libraries
 don't function as well as they could without a certified and committed
 Library Media Teacher at the helm.
 "Can't afford a Cadillac on a Ford budget" was the word I got from the Sup.
 Funny-that money that was retained more than paid for my salary.
 BTW: if classified people are doing an effective job--and many are--why
 aren't they paid the same salary?
 
  > Reminds me of the year I lost my teacher money, because according to the
 > state, the football field was a classroom, but the library was not! Ya
 > just
 > gotta laugh!!!
 >
 > ~lanell rabner
 >
 >
 >
 > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 1:04 PM Crystal Hansen <
 > crystal.hansen at jordandistrict.org> wrote:
 >
 >> I have to remind someone in the office almost every year that my school
 >> picture goes in the faculty case. This year, because our faculty is so
 >> large, I was basically told that there is no room for my picture there.
 >> Our
 >> school population is bursting at the seams, so I didn't fight it this
 >> time,
 >> but you are right that these things sting a little. Getting my picture
 >> with
 >> the faculty in the yearbook has also been something I've had to
 >> self-advocate for. A lot of people in the school just don't/won't
 >> understand our role. It can be frustrating!
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