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Check out this presentation to learn about librarianship at independent schools from a librarian at Windward School in Los Angeles, CA. Is school librarianship right for you?

Check out this presentation to learn about librarianship at independent schools from a librarian at Windward School in Los Angeles, CA. Is school librarianship right for you?

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    The Independent Librarian: life at a private school library The Independent Librarian: life at a private school library Presentation Transcript

    • Join the conversation: @s_elaineclark #clacareer Text @wif84436 + your message to 87884The IndependentLibrarianSarah Clark, Windward School Library, Los Angeles California Library Association Conference 2011, Pasadena UCLA Career Forumhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • After this presentation you will better understand…•  …what it is like to work in an independent school library.•  …how librarians can play an essential role within a school.•  …the skills needed for school librarianship.•  …whether school librarianship is right for you.http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • WW at a Glance:-  Mar Vista, Los Angeles-  Established 1971-  540 students-  Grades 7-12-  100% students from class of 2011 enrolled in 4-year collegesWindward Schoolhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Center for Teachingand Learning:-  New building opened fall 2009-  Student and faculty support space and services-  AKA the CTL or the LibraryWindward Schoolhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Quiet retreat with comfortable chairs and tables for reading, studying and contemplation.2nd Floor Reading Roomhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Collaborative and social learning space with access to technology without being dominated by technology.1st Floor Research Centerhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Multimedia intensive classroom studio for film, graphic design, publications, animation and other multimedia courses and projects.Lower Level Digital MediaCommonshttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • What students use andcheck outhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • “This library haseverything!”http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Study Rooms and SmartBoardshttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer http://vimeo.com/31466105
    • Image by Open Eye, http://www.flickr.com/photos/openeye •  It must be nice to “ read books all day!”A Day in the Lifehttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Image by Open Eye, http://www.flickr.com/photos/openeye •  It must be nice to “ read books all day!”A Day in the Lifehttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • A Helpful Librarian: •  Catalogs books. •  Helps when students ask for it. •  Helps when teachers ask for it. •  Is knowledgeable about the collection. •  Teaches lessons on citation, but does not think of herself as a teacher. •  Provides quiet study space. •  Doesn’t mind kids. •  Thinks of the library as a space and materials first.Becoming Essentialhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • An Essential Librarian: •  Builds dynamic collections of materials and online resources. •  Anticipates and responds to student needs in and out of the library. •  Seeks out faculty and engages with them regularly. •  Establishes herself as the research expert. •  Considers herself a teacher. •  Loves working with kids. •  Thinks of the library as student and teacher services first.Becoming Essentialhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Become theCENTER OFCAMPUSBecome Essentialhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Become aRESEARCHEXPERTBecome Essentialhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Ryan, HistoryBecome a TeacherTEACHINGPARTNER Larisa, History teacher and CTL Co-DirectorBecome Essential Jordan, Theaterhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer teacher
    • Become aSTORYTELLERBecome Essentialhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • IS SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIPRIGHT FOR ME?Take the quiz and find out!http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • I enjoy working with kids. I am incredibly service-I like a fast-paced work oriented.environment. I like working in teams.Wow, I wish I had summer and I challenge myself constantlywinter breaks! to do better work.I enjoy work that ebbs and I am patient.flows. I enjoy being creative.I love learning new things. I want to have a say in definingI read a lot. my role.I enjoy working with I consider myself to be a self-technology. starterSchool Librarianship Quizhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • I enjoy working with kids. I am incredibly service- I like a fast-paced work oriented. environment. I like working in teams. Wow, I wish I had summer and I challenge myself constantly winter breaks! to do better work. I enjoy work that ebbs and I am patient. flows. I enjoy being creative. I love learning new things. I want to have a say in defining I read a lot. my role. I enjoy working with I consider myself to be a self- technology. starterIf you scored 11/14 or above, youcould be a school librarian! http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844; Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • OKAY, MAYBE I WANT TO BE ASCHOOL LIBRARIANWhat skills do I need? How should I prepare?http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Essential: Desirable:•  Cataloging •  Experience creating•  Ability to understand and supporting and use emerging graphic design, film, educational and new media. technologies. •  Teaching experience.•  Management •  Website creation and experience. management skills.What skills do I need?http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to87844; Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • •  Resilience •  Intellectual curiosity•  Patience •  Outgoing, attentive,•  Creativity professional demeanor•  Drive •  Good sense of humor•  Desire to work with •  Self-starter young people •  Excellent communicator•  Organization •  Someone who wants to•  Love of reading and do it all: lesson design learning and keep the library neat and welcomingWhat do you look forwhen hiring?http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to87844; Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • •  Cataloging•  Reader’s Advisory•  Information Literacy Non library possibilities: Instruction •  Ed-tech integration•  Research Methods •  Web design and•  Internships, jobs or marketing using new volunteer opportunities to media tools manage, speak in front of •  Graphic design others, lead a group, design and implement a •  Grantwriting survey, etc.Which classes should Iconsider taking?http://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to87844; Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • Final Message of Joy: Charliehttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • THANK YOU! QUESTIONS? Find out more about Windward School: •  ctl.windwardschool.org •  www.windwardschool.org •  @windwardctlhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer
    • THANK YOU! Contact me: •  sclark@windwardschool.org •  @s_elaineclarkhttp://wiffiti.com/screens/84436, text @wif84436 + your message to 87844;Twitter: @s_elaineclark or #clacareer