The school year is off and running and I'm happy to report that nearly all the students at my campus now have library books in hand. Had I not had to leave early Thursday and take Friday off due to my own little bundles of joy being under the weather the entire student body would now be bookish. Or at least able to fake it while holding an actual book. ;)
Even though we've just barely gotten started, the year has already proven to be quite interesting. Elements of a classic mystery novel abound---
There is a lot of good news too, though.... My principal definitely supports me and the library despite budget and personnel cuts, the teachers at my school are INCREDIBLE to work with, and the students have been amazing. You know you have a GREAT gig when kids come up to you with a hug and a "thank you for the awesome book" comment.
Our Playaway audio books have flown off the shelves and even the Texana collection has seen some action already in this first week of library use. Oh, and I can't forget the mention the 4 oh-so-fabulous student assistants I have the last period of the day. They completely and totally rock.
Yep, all in all, life is good....and nobody loves a good classic mystery novel more than this librarian. ;)
I'll leave you with the weekly quote posted by our new superintendent:
"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them." --Charles de Montesquie
I love it...and I believe firmly in the power of servant leadership, of listening to and valuing the ideas of others, of letting people voice their opinions without taking offense...of being a professional..of bragging on the amazing feats of those around me...and guess what?
I'm not alone.
Not by a long shot.
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