Previous by DateNext by Date Date Index
Previous by ThreadNext by Thread Thread Index
LM_NET Archive



I don't know what the others mean as "bubbly", but I perceive the  
trait to be one where the person acts jovial , happy, and yes- 
enthusiastic.  However, it doesn't mean that the person has to be  
bouncing off the walls with joy and silliness.  I applied for a  
position in a library two times before I finally got the position  
that I have now.  A friend told me that maybe the reason that I  
didn't get the first two positions was because I am "high-strung."   
Yes, I am hyper and full of energy.  I have started taking Straterra  
this year, and I can't see where it makes a difference in the  
library.  I can say that it's helped me focus more and stay on track  
more.

There are days when I feel like a tractor trailer truck has run over  
me, but I keep smiling and try not to let the way I feel affect my  
teaching.  The children expect us to be "fun" even when we don't feel  
like it.

I think Molly will do fine at her next interview.  She has been given  
lots of good advice.  She knows that she is a good media specialist.   
I would suggest writing down the interview questions and practice  
answering them in front of a mirror.  I know it seems silly, but that  
is a trick that I was taught by a professional actress who taught  
Voice and Diction and Public Speaking in college.  I have never  
forgotten the lessons that she taught.  My husband laughs at me when  
he catches me practicing what I'm going to say at a PTA meeting or a  
Board of Education meeting.  I even practice what I'm going to say at  
a staff meeting if it's to be a short presentation.  This trick also  
helps develop confidence.  So, by practicing answering interview  
questions helps develop confidence and it comes through in the way  
the questions are answered.

Janice


Janice Askew
Media Coordinator
T. S. Cooper Elementary School
237 NC 32 South
Sunbury, NC  27979
jma0525@earthlink.net



On Aug 2, 2006, at 2:08 PM, Lisa Hunt wrote:

> I taught Reading before I became a school librarian, and I've  
> always believed that teachers "perform."  Your advice about  
> adopting another personae when performing, er teaching, is good  
> advice.  Some days (usually PreK lesson time) I really MUST rev up  
> my energy.  I don't want to, I don't feel like it, etc.  However,  
> I'm a pro and these students have a reasonable expectation that I  
> make their learning time worthwhile.  I think that means engaging,  
> interactive, and usually thought provoking.  So, in my library the  
> "show must go on."  I do "turn on" and sometimes its exhausting.
>
>   I know my most influential teachers performed their craft well.   
> Their teaching was art-like.  That might translate into bubbly or  
> energetic or maybe mesmerizing.   However, they made me want to  
> know what they knew.  They created a desire in me to want to  
> learn.  I do that as an educator, and I happen to work in the  
> library.  I also know that I teach everyone in my building, not  
> just those young children.
>
>   Our job is tiring, taxing and stressful.  Maybe that's because we  
> are "on" all day every day when we are teaching.  I believe many  
> teachers believe this, too.
>
> Gail K Dickinson <GDickins@ODU.EDU> wrote:
>   I have given a lot to the posting below and it asks a really good  
> question.
> I don't know what the definition of "bubbly" is either, so I'm  
> afraid I
> can't help with that. It does raise a question about the relationship
> between personality characteristics and personal professional  
> strengths (or
> dispositions). Do you have to be a out-there, out-going, over-the-top
> person in order to be a good school librarian? I don't know, and
> although my first reaction is to say "no, of course not", I have to  
> come
> back with a big BUT......
>
> I have watched videotapes of my school librarians=to=be telling  
> stories and
> teaching information-skills, and I have also watched lots of  
> booktalks live
> and on-tape to students and adults. And, yes, I have counseled some
> reserved and quiet librarians that they needed to adopt another  
> personae
> when performing...that no matter how well prepared they are, if  
> they sound
> like a teacher doing a booktalk it won't go over nearly as well as  
> if they
> sound like a friend who has just fallen in love with the bestest  
> book. I
> have a student who told her first story....something about  
> porcupining for
> a wife, and she broke into bad country music every time the  
> porcupine sang
> his sad song. It would not have been as good if she had slowly read it
> with expression, no matter how great her expression is.
>
> It bothers me somehow to say that you don't have to be bubbly, but  
> you have
> to act bubbly. (of course, not knowing what bubbly is). I don't
> know...but this one I am going to have to think more about.
>
> gkd
>
> Gail K. Dickinson, PhD
> 249-6 Dept of Educational Curriculum and Instruction
> Darden College of Education
> Old Dominion University
> Norfolk, VA 23529
> gdickins@odu.edu
> 757-683-6683
>
>
>
>
> LM_NET automatic
> digest system
>
> V.SYR.EDU> LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Sent by: School cc
> Library Media &
> Network Subject
> Communications LM_NET Digest - 28 Jul 2006 to 29
> SYR.EDU>
>
>
> 07/29/2006 03:00
> AM
>
>
> Please respond to
> School Library
> Media & Network
> Communications
> SYR.EDU>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 19:08:46 -0400
> From: Molly Clark
> Subject: Vent
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I just need to vent a little. Feel free to hit the delete key. =20
>
> I've been told for the second time this summer that I am not  
> getting a job
> =
> because I am not "bubbly" enough.
>
> I'm told that my qualifications and experience are great - the only  
> thing =
> that kept me from the job was that I was too low key. Not bubbly.  
> Yes, =
> the word bubbly was used. "We're sure you must have that passion and =
> zeal based on your accomplishments, it just didn't come through in  
> the =
> interview" "You are very low key, not positive or bubbly."
>
> I call it professional. I did smile and make them laugh. But no, no  
> one =
> would call me bubbly. I am the only librarian in the county to join  
> Batle
> =
> of the Books, my license plate says READ2M, but that apparently  
> does not =
> indicate enthusiasm.
>
> To be honest, I am "Not completly out of the running" for the  
> second job, =
> but they have decided to look at some more candidates for the  
> reasons =
> stated above. I am so sad right now. I am a great librarian, even  
> in a =
> less than ideal situation. My teachers and kids love me. Parents  
> love =
> me. I feel guilty about wanting to leave them, but I want to be  
> closer to
> =
> home. And of course, now I am questioning everything I thought I had =
> accomplished. Maybe I'm not as good as I think I am?
>
> How many of you would call yourselves "Bubbly?" (or at least not be =
> surprised if someone else did?) Just curious.
>
> Thanks for letting me vent. No need to respond, I just needed a  
> large =
> shoulder to cry on for a minute. I feel better now.
>
> I'll just have to make sure my Battle of the Books team kicks butt  
> this =
> year .... if any bubbly school dares challenge us. :-)
>
> ~Molly=20
>
> Molly Clark
> Intermediate Librarian
> Michael Maroun Elementary School
> Phoenix, NY
> mclark2@phoenix.k12.ny.us
>
> "What a school thinks about its library, is a measure of what it  
> thinks=20
> about education." Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Please note: All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.
> You can prevent most e-mail filters from deleting LM_NET postings
> by adding LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU to your e-mail address book.
> To change your LM_NET status, e-mail to: listserv@listserv.syr.edu
> In the message write EITHER: 1) SIGNOFF LM_NET 2) SET LM_NET NOMAIL
> 3) SET LM_NET MAIL 4) SET LM_NET DIGEST * Allow for confirmation.
> * LM_NET Help & Information: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/
> * LM_NET Archive: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/archive/
> * EL-Announce with LM_NET Select: http://elann.biglist.com/sub/
> * LM_NET Supporters: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/ven.html
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>         Lisa Hunt
>   School Library Media Specialist, elementary
>   National Board Certified Teacher
>   Moore, OK
>   lisa3moon@yahoo.com
>
>
>
>
>
>               
> ---------------------------------
> How low will we go? Check out Yahoo! Messengerís low  PC-to-Phone  
> call rates.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Please note: All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.
>   You can prevent most e-mail filters from deleting LM_NET postings
>   by adding LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU to your e-mail address book.
> To change your LM_NET status, e-mail to: listserv@listserv.syr.edu
> In the message write EITHER: 1) SIGNOFF LM_NET  2) SET LM_NET NOMAIL
> 3) SET LM_NET MAIL  4) SET LM_NET DIGEST  * Allow for confirmation.
>  * LM_NET Help & Information: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/
>  * LM_NET Archive: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/archive/
>  * EL-Announce with LM_NET Select: http://elann.biglist.com/sub/
>  * LM_NET Supporters: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/ven.html
> --------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------
Please note: All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.
  You can prevent most e-mail filters from deleting LM_NET postings
  by adding LM_NET@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU to your e-mail address book.
To change your LM_NET status, e-mail to: listserv@listserv.syr.edu
In the message write EITHER: 1) SIGNOFF LM_NET  2) SET LM_NET NOMAIL
3) SET LM_NET MAIL  4) SET LM_NET DIGEST  * Allow for confirmation.
 * LM_NET Help & Information: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/
 * LM_NET Archive: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/archive/
 * EL-Announce with LM_NET Select: http://elann.biglist.com/sub/
 * LM_NET Supporters: http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/ven.html
--------------------------------------------------------------------


LM_NET Mailing List Home