A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #3

A Day in the Life of a

It's time to meet another teacher librarian. For the sake of this post we will call her Janette.

As well as being a specialist teacher, with a Masters in Education - Teacher Librarian, and running the school library, she works in her school as a support teacher and standing in for teachers when they take a break from their classes, as well as covering 3 math classes.

In her role as a teacher librarian, Janette primary works with 5-8-year-olds.

What do you love best about your job?

Teaching and reading books to children.

What three words that best describe you?

Passionate, exhausted, hopeful

What would you do if you had more time?

Read to every age group and teach information literacy and critical thinking skills

Janette spends most of her time teaching, along with creating library programmes, doing administration tasks for the running of the library, creating library displays and buying books.

What was the best thing that has happened in your role?

Working with the Gifted and Talented classes. Project based learning.

What’s the most important thing for school libraries?

A supportive principal and executive team.

What made you want to be a Teacher Librarian?

Natural progression - I have always loved books and exposing children to rich texts.



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