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Passion is an essential ingredient in a recipe for building a successful library program; however, you need love to sustain it.

Passion is an essential ingredient in a recipe for building a successful library program; however, you need love to sustain it.

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  • Not passive… overwhelming urge to engage, experience, and test their own capabilites – lifelong learners

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  • 1. PassionForOurProfession What’s LOVE Got To Do With It!? Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist MASL Afternoon Keynote Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • 2. The only way to doyour best work is todo what you love.#stevejobs
  • 3. “…to be a passionate teacher is tobe someone in love with the field ofknowledge, deeply stirred by issuesand ideas that challenge our world,driven to the dilemmas andpotentials of the young people whocome into class each day…”Robert L. Fried The Game of School
  • 4. Passion has to start with us!
  • 5. Honoring passion is morethan simply giving studentsthe technology, tools, and afew books on the topicsthey find interesting.It is a commitment tohelping students todiscover for themselves –the emotional reasonslinked to motivation thatdrive us to want to study orknow something.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 6. A strong liking or desire… Intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction Ardent affection: LOVE http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passion
  • 7. “…if I want mystudents tobecomepassionatelyliterate people,I, too, must be apassionate,literate person,who reads, writes,and learnsin front of them.”Douglass Kaufman, passionate practitioner
  • 8. We Teach 21st CenturyLearners…
  • 9. Are You A 21st Century School Librarian?http://informationfluency.wikispaces.com/You+know+you%27re+a+21st+century+librarian+if+.+.+.
  • 10. http://21stcenturylibrarianship.wikispaces.com/
  • 11. A 21st Century Library is much more than Library2.0. It is the convergence of traditional librarianship values, the coming-of-age of electronic information technologies, the increased sophistication in the demand of services, and the professional commitment to self-renewal with the objective of effectively meeting the information user’s needs in the time frame, place, and format of their choosing.-21st Century Librarianship Wiki
  • 12. Shift Perception! “We need to be more like Lady GaGa than Lady Bird Johnson.” “She is innovative, a risk-taker, a change agent, and an early adopter…” Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian"Lady GaGa Librarians Unite!" Web log post. The Daring Librarian. 25 June 2011. Web. 2 Oct. 2011. <http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/06/lady-gaga-librarians-unite.html>.
  • 13. http://youtu.be/a_uzUh1VT98
  • 14. “…those of us who are trulydevoted and loyal to thelifestyle of glamour aremasters of its history.Or, to put it more elegantly,we are librarians.“ "I am obsessed with all the authors in the library of pop culture." - Lady Gagahttp://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lady-gaga-declares-herself-librarian-of-glam-culture-20110512
  • 15. Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 16. The passion for the “what” canwork to our disadvantage… We can have so much passion for content [stuff] that we forget the learner.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 17. Weeded 300 boxes of books… I ran out of time…
  • 18. …is more than a skill or competency that can be trained or cultivated…Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 19. Passion is intrinsic!
  • 20. Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 21. Passion learners combine fun, playfulness, and discipline and, at the same time, accept the necessity for endurance and perseverance.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 22. People with passion are driven to pursue and create.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 23. Eliciting deeppassions requiresstrength. It takesenormous strengthand willpower toovercomeobstacles, butpassiongive us thestrength tocontinue forward.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 24. “…endurance with an edge of obsession.”Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 25. Passionate learners not only ask a lot of questions, they develop a questioning disposition.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 26. Passion says… I believe in this. I own this… This sense of ownership becomes a responsibility – the mission to pursue excellent work.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 27. Proficiency is never achieved when you are passionate about something. It is a lifelong pursuit. Passion may sleep, but it never dies.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 28. What images andfeelingsareinvokedwhenyouhearthewordPassion?
  • 29. Is Passion driving yourlibrary media program?
  • 30. Why do I need apassion driven program?
  • 31. Provides Focus
  • 32. Sparks Curiosity
  • 33. Promotes Innovations
  • 34. Supports Collaboration
  • 35. Encourages Accountability
  • 36. Allows Us To Be Courageous http://students.washington.edu/aliss/silverfish/archive/dec2004/glover_dec04.shtml
  • 37. Provides Us with Energy
  • 38. Perhaps the most excitingbenefit that comes fromcultivating passion is theenthusiasm it generates.Passionate people inspirehope and enthusiasm…There’s an intensity, acommitment, a PASSIONwith which they approachtheir work – it’s inviting,tantalizing, alluring, andinspiring all wrapped upin the same package.Maiers, Angela, and Amy Sandvold. The Passion-driven Classroom: a Framework for Teaching & Learning. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2010. PDF.
  • 39. Passion is a gift.
  • 40. Have you lost the passion for ourprofession?
  • 41. How can yourekindle thatpassion?
  • 42. How do you keep thepassionburning?
  • 43. PassionForOurProfession…
  • 44. What’s Love Got To Do With It?!
  • 45. You enjoy what you do and letothers know it. It’s always betterwhen you do what you love.If you don’t love this new libraryworld, find something else to do. Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians
  • 46. warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love
  • 47. Its concepts are just anever ending story of anopen book ofexperiences. But lovedoes lie in ones heart,where memories arebut shadows lingeringin your soul. Love isgiving someone thepower to break yourheart, but trusting themnot to. http://www.wikihow.com/Define-Love
  • 48. Inspired by Psychologist Robert Sternberg Triangular Theory of Love Passion Triangular Theory of Love
  • 49. Closeness of observation or knowledge of subject http://tiny.cc/sal5q
  • 50. Do you have an intimaterelationship with our profession?
  • 51. Commitment is whatTransforms the promise into reality.It is the words that speakBoldly of your intentions.And the actions which speakLouder than the words.It is making the timeWhen there is none.Coming through timeAfter time after time,Year after year after year.Commitment is the stuffCharacter is made of;The power to changeThe face of things.It is the daily triumphOf integrity over skepticism.When I say I love you, I mean that Imcommitted to working to love you evenwhen its hard. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=commitment&defid=997124
  • 52. How committed are you to our children?
  • 53. How committed are you to our profession?
  • 54. How committed are you to loving our profession?
  • 55. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  • 56. LearnSomething New
  • 57. You seekprofessionaldevelopment thatwill help you groweven if it is notoffered by yourschool district.Even if you don’tget PD credit. Youcan’t “clock” thesehours. Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians
  • 58. Lead
  • 59. embraces changehttp://michaelhyatt.com/leadership-20.html
  • 60. builds community
  • 61. celebrates dialogue
  • 62. demonstrates transparency
  • 63. embraces change
  • 64. employs collaboration
  • 65. practices sharing
  • 66. welcomes engagement
  • 67. Open-minded
  • 68. Wikipedia is evil… Reading online is not reading…Cell phones and social media are distractions… Google is killing critical thinking skills…Printed books are better than e-books … Twitter is useless… Blah… Blah… Blah…
  • 69. Visionary
  • 70. …you look ahead forwhat is coming down theroad.You continually scan theinformation landscape…You plan for change.Not for yourself, not justfor the library…but for your learners.Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians
  • 71. If you do notdevelop strongvision, yourvision will beusurped bythe visions ofothers.You will not beable to leadfrom the center. Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians
  • 72. Voice
  • 73. You don’t stop at “no.”You fight for the rights ofstudents to have and usethe tools they need. Access, Equity, Advocacy Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians
  • 74. Personal BrandingWeb Presence
  • 75. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_reports.html
  • 76. About Speak UpNational Initiative ofProject Tomorrow,the nations leadingeducational nonprofitorganizationdedicated to theempowermentof student voices ineducation
  • 77. With the increasedvariety and depthof the digital resourcesavailable for classroomuse, the librarian isemergingas a critical player inenabling the use ofthese tools in theclassroom, taking onthe twin roles ofcheerleader andexploration sherpa.http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_reports.html
  • 78. Enable “…students to reach their potential through increased access to educational resources and experts that extend learning beyond the capacities or limitations of their school or community.”Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation%28Students%29.pdf
  • 79. Engage “…students in rich, compelling learning experiences that develop deeper knowledge and skill development especially the problem- solving, creativity and critical thinking skills so highly desired for our world today.”Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation%28Students%29.pdf
  • 80. Empower “…students to take responsibility for their own educational destinies and to explore knowledge with an unfettered curiosity, thus creating a new generation of life long learners.”Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation%28Students%29.pdf
  • 81. PassionForOurProfession
  • 82. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  • 83. Joquetta “The Digital Diva” Johnson Library Media Specialist Pikesville High School Baltimore County Public Schools Baltimore, MD USA jjohnson@bcps.org www.joquettajohnson.com www.pikesvillehslibrary.pbworks.comwww.twitter.com/accordin2johttp://www.slideshare.net/accordin2jo/http://www.youtube.com/accordin2johttp://www.diigo.com/joquettajohnsonhttps://www.linkedin.com/joquettajohnsonhttp://www.facebook.com/joquettajohnson
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  • 86. Image Attributionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ankakay/3973940066/sizes/o/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/petesimon/3365916822/sizes/m/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/danja/4429366823/sizes/l/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4373778425/sizes/o/in/faves-joquetta/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecastro/4547759314/http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanninestamand/5123201564/http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainmath/5216591921/http://www.flickr.com/photos/roverlibr/4819758463/sizes/z/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/21847073@N05/5836280320/http://www.flickr.com/photos/aunto/3281711078/sizes/o/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirtaph/2917364521/sizes/z/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/chucksimmins/4068054575/http://www.flickr.com/photos/six27/245969277/http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/205199http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/701299http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/10445http://www.flickr.com/photos/lel4nd/4037231000/sizes/o/in/photostreamhttp://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/693090http://www.flickr.com/photos/vblibrary/5445336337/sizes/o/in/photostream/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanwalsh/3974793478/http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemasney/4805123493/http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruceclay/5935522390/
  • 87. PassionForOurProfession What’s LOVE Got To Do With It!?Joquetta “The Digital Diva” Johnson, Library Media Specialist MASL Afternoon Keynote Thursday, October 20, 2011