Thanks to the ‘subscribe funtion+’ I am finally back in touch with the forum.
As ever, I couldn’t agree more. I think if we all sang the song that ‘a school librarian “is a teacher whose subject is learning itself” ‘, if library schools taught us with that in mind and if schools employed us on that basis this would be an exciting educational environment to be part of.
I am still working/struggling to balance the admin task with this kind of developmental, higher level work. I long to work with a team of library staff, a team that can fulfill all the tasks of a school library from the mundane to the exploratory.
Sorry for the delay in replying, Ruth, and we are so pleased that you are back in touch.
Yes, this is the dilemma that our profession finds itself in and, based on my slowly growing understanding of UK school library history, I think to some extent has created for itself. Now, where to start…?
Please persevere, because your students, your classroom colleagues and your professional colleagues need you.