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We are celebrating school libraries and what better way than to celebrate the work of the school library team.

We are featuring the work of librarians, library volunteers, author/illustrator visitors, teacher librarians, library aides, library technicians, heads of library services, [your job title here], library merchandisers and everyone between. While the blog post is about a typical day in a school library, we in the know, know that there is no such thing as a typical day in the library, so feel free to make your response as varied, vibrant and exciting as possible. We want to portray a positive view of what school libraries can be, should be and are like.

You can choose to just answer the questions or you can give us an hour by hour run down of a day. Keep the answers as brief or as detailed as you want. And want to add photos? Yes, please!!! Or maybe even a video? Anything you want.

How can you help? Just answer a few simple questions - below. The segment will be called “A Day in the Life of a…” You can choose to be featured anonymously or with your real name and school name, please just let us know in your response. You will be featured on the SNSL website and social media pages. Help parents, families, principals, politicians and the general public learn a little more about the fabulous work of school libraries and school library workers.

Interested? Just answer the questions below or create your own. Then email it to us at blog@studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au

A Day in the Life of a …[ your role title here].

Do you want this to be posted anonymously? 

If not, what's your name and school name?

What is your role in the school library?

What do you love best about your job?

What age students do you work with?

What three words that best describe you?

What would you do if you had more time?

What do you spend most of your time doing?

What tasks are the next biggest spenders of your time?

What do you fill in the rest of the time with?

What are some things that you only do occasionally?

What is the coolest project you have worked on or the coolest thing about your work/day?

What’s the best thing that has happened to you in your role?

What made you want to be a …..?

What is one thing you would really like someone to know about your job?

You can also complete a time schedule for a typical/non-typical day, filling out details on what you do at work for each hour/half hour.

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By SNSLAdmin | March 28, 2020

A Day in the Life of Library Technician #1 Meet Jane Steinback. She is Library Technician and runs the school library at Curtain Primary. She answered our questions about her role and what a typical day looks like for her. What do you love best about your job? I love finding just the right book … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Library Technician #1

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #3

By SNSLAdmin | March 26, 2020

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A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #2

By SNSLAdmin | March 24, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #2 Meet a Teacher Librarian. For the sake of this post, we will call her Jane. She works in a school library in Melbourne that serves students from Year 7 to 10. As well as working as a teacher librarian, she also works as a regular … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #2

A Day in the Life of an Author on a School Visit #1

By SNSLAdmin | March 18, 2020

A Day in the Life of an Author on a School Visit Meet Susanne Gervay. You probably know her as the award-winning author of the I Am Jack series, along with many other picture books and books for young adults. When she is not working overseas talking to kids about bullying, promoting the power of … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Author on a School Visit #1

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #1

By SNSLAdmin | March 16, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #1 Elizabeth Abbott is a Teacher Librarian at Dubbo College, South Campus in NSW. She loves the variety of her position and how no two days, periods or duties are the same. She works with students from Year 7 to Year 10. Elizabeth agreed to answer … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Teacher Librarian #1

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