By Dorcas Hand
A friend recently posted in a school library listserv a note about his current work with his administration around his own professional portfolio. In that context, he asked us also on that listserv to respond to a survey entitled Questions of Practice. Others commented on how useful they found the exercise personally.
And I was inspired to throw the question to you, the Students Need Libraries in HISD community. “As librarians we are uniquely suited to add value to our institutions in numerous ways. What are 3-5 ways that you add value to your school that are unique to libraries, library programming, and librarianship?” I can paraphrase the question: Why do you, the school librarian, matter to your campus?
I have remade the survey here so that your results will be aggregated for us, the SNL Community. I hope you will find a few minutes to consider your answers, and to find inspiration in them. Please reply by November 21, 2019. I will aggregate the results for a December post that can inspire your New Year's Resolution plan.
This blog is primarily authored by Debbie Hall and Dorcas Hand, but guest authors are welcome. If you have an idea to share, please contact our email below. Debbie is a retired HISD librarian and Library Services Specialist. Dorcas is a retired school librarian who remains active in AASL/ALA. Both support increased equity in school library access and support for all HISD students and campuses.