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At the risk of sounding negative and maybe even flaming, I want to
assure you that it is neither.  My advice is wavering between biblical
(do not cast your pearls before swine) and Ann Landers (Are you better
off in this marriage or out of it).   There are jobs where hard-working,
creative, enthusiastic library media specialists are apppreciated and
valued.   My best advice has to be show this district what a librarian
can do....work hard; do the best you can; always point out gently and
positively what you COULD have done and SHOULD be doing.  then.....if
your situation doesn't improve beyond hopeless; let your principal know
that you need to be in a situation where you can do the job you were
trained to do; and walk....       Sorry if that sounds harsh, but
sometimes ....you need to take a stand.

Gail Dickinson
Union-Endicott Central school District
Endicott, NY 13760

                        "....Nothing stands in the realm of pure
                            necessity save what these hands can hold.....
                                (Integrity) -- Adrienne Rich

>DATE:   Thu, 7 Jul 1994 19:31:49 -0400
>FROM:   Carrie Everhart <everhart@UMD5.UMD.EDU>
>I made the mistake of visiting my school today and found out that I am
>now not only in charge of the library, but am to teach four classes a
>day in the new computer lab.  Superwoman has nothing on me, huh!  Not
>only am I going to be in two places at once, but am to write  the entire
>curriculum for this tecnology unit....for 7th and 8th graders.  All this
>while automating the library!  Whew!  Does anyone have any sources for
>ideas of what should be covered in a new Mac lc520 lab?  I'll be seeing
>about 700 kids in a year and have them for about 30 class periods each.
>Is there a medal for this kind of abuse?  Where do I start (besides the
>obvious long walk on a short pier).  Thanks for any help you can
>offer.  Carrie Everhart

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