resources for New School Librarians
You've taken the classes, dressed up for the interview and rocked it out, and now you are starting the journey of your first year in the school library. Congratulations and welcome to the greatest profession in the world! This guide is meant to help you navigate questions, resources, and ideas (some you may not have thought to even ask) in a way to helps you personalize your school library to yours and your school community needs.
While this handbook is created for new school librarians by the Georgia Library Media Association, it is open to any and all school librarians.
Learn from Others
Listen & Learn from Your PLN
Often, there is only one school librarian per building. Sometimes, you may be the only one in a district! Reaching out to others in GLMA or our larger PLN is crucial to developing as a professional. Check out these resources from our PLN:
Knowledge Quest Blog Post from Rachel Glover
School Librarians United Podcast - Advice for New School Librarians
School Librarians United Podcast - Navigating a New Library
School libraries are community hubs meant to inspire connection, exploration, and creation. That takes intentional planning. Check out Mrs. Bongiorno's school librarian planner to get started!