Back to the Future
This will be my last official post for 2019. I’ve finished everything! And I’m just waiting on the results for Assessment 2 in ETL504 Teacher Librarian as Leader, and ETL505 Describing and Analysing Education Resources.
This session has been a wild ride – I have really struggled to balance so many commitments. There was simply too much to do and it really impacted on my disposition toward uni, work and sport. This is something to consider for next year – if I do gain employment in Adelaide, I will be juggling commitments once more, and I need to be on top of it.
That said, I have just started volunteering in a library and I have really enjoyed the atmosphere. I can’t wait to do more!
Where will you be in five years time and how do you plan on getting there? What are some of the strategies you will put in place now to ensure a future career in school librarianship?
I think, based on my experiences this year, I would like to be working as a Library Officer or Assistant in a school or public library over the next five years, just to get more of a feel for the environment and daily operations. I don’t feel ready to be a Teacher Librarian (TL) yet. Besides, there are very few job opportunities here in South Australia, at this stage.
I will continue to volunteer this term, to get a strong grasp of library operations, and work really hard next year to finish my Masters with some good grades. Then, I guess I’ll see how I go from there.
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Congratulations on making it this far! Keep up the big effort!