Bloom where you are planted

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Bloom where you are planted

  1. 1. Bloom Where You Are Planted<br />--- A lesson learned by a new librarian<br />Min Tong<br />University of Central Florida<br />2011 CALA SE Chapter Annual Program<br />
  2. 2. A few claims….<br />This talk is NOT about<br />Spiritual liberation<br />Didactic teaching<br /> How “bloomy” I am <br />……So What IS it about?<br />Sharing some lessons I have learned along my journey of becoming a librarian almost 4 years ago…<br />
  3. 3. The journey started in 2007….<br />
  4. 4. The journey continued in 2008 -2009….<br />
  5. 5. Where would my attitude have led me to?<br /> Quit and look for my next “dream” job<br /> Stay but with a grumpy heart<br /> OR, should I pause for a second and think through the following questions?....<br />
  6. 6. What are my honest answers to the following questions?<br />Am I really a big fish in a small pond? Really?!<br />Is there really a dream job out there? Really?!<br />Are my current situations really that bad? Really?! <br />
  7. 7. My light-bulb moment….<br />“Bloomwhere you’re planted”<br />Adaptability<br />Honest and realistic self-evaluation<br />Perseverance & patience<br />
  8. 8. A new fresh look at my job….<br />
  9. 9. With My Journey Goes On….<br /> I wish that one day I would <br />Bloom where I am planted!<br />Thank you for listening to my story!<br />

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