Tuesday, October 28, 2008
On receiving an award
Yesterday it was announced that I am Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year for 2008.
Yes, really! What an honour! How unexpected. I need to search for a pic of being knocked over by a feather. My friend Marita thinks I should get one wearing a tiara!
I think I will do both!
It is not that things arent humming here because you and I know that the there is plenty going on and that the whole school is involved. It is unexpected because I see so many school ibraries like this.
Teacher Librarians are passionate people; passionate about their students and reading and passionate about new things. They delight in providing resources for you and get excited about new applications on the Internet. Teacher librarians are innovators and leaders in literacy, information and they are at home in print and the digital world.
I am these things. I am proud to be a member of this profession and proud of my fellow professionals. I think there should be more opportunities to celebrate what we are doing in our schools!
Thank you, Marita, who approached me and the Principal of Delany, Peter Wade in Term 1, and organised my nomination. You have given me the biggest gift of my professional life.