Management of School Libraries
Week 14 Synthesis
Prepping for a Job Interview
1: Research the school you are interviewing for - What is their mission? What is the school culture like? Perhaps, you can even visit the library's website. This research will show you are taking the interview seriously.
2: Know who is interviewing you. It will usually be the principal. The superintendent and a librarian may also be present.
3: Be prepared with two or three thoughtful questions to ask the interviewers. (Their purchasing philosophy and criteria, their management style, about the school and community, etc.)
4: Arrive with copies of your resume and a portfolio of your work.
5: Show your passion.
6: Be confident.
7: Be honest.
"Tell us about yourself"
Response to Ric!
1: Dress appropriately, but be sure to show your personality. Don't hide who you are.
2: When creating a portfolio of your work, make sure it includes students' work, not simply work you created for your class assignments. Furthermore, be sure to be prepared to discuss what worked and what didn't.
3: Show your passion.
4: Don't talk negatively about former co-workers and supervisors.
5: "You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you." Be sure you are a good fit for the school.
6: The relationship with your principal is key.
7: Ric mentioned that, based on the interviewee's responses, he can determine what age level he or she would be successful working with.
I feel we all found the discussion very helpful and informative.
Have a little book-face fun!
How does it work?
Students choose a book and incorporate the cover into a selfie.
How can we use book-face?
1: "Create a makerspace area with different covers for students to play with." Jennifer Babbitt
2: "Have a rotating display of students with their own recreations." Stephanie Burns
3: "Have a contest where you pick the top ones and the school votes and assigns different awards to the top winners: Most Creative, Most Realistic, Silliest, etc." Stephanie Burns
4: "Art teachers or photography teachers could use bookface as an assignment for students" Jennifer Ryan
5: "Add some bookface images on the media center website." Nellianne Parr