So... a _______ [teacher/parent/principal/student/someoneelse] walks into the library and says, "why do you need a Master's Degree to _________ [read/checkout/shelve] books all day?"
And, of course, the answer is that we don't need a Master's Degree to do those things. But we DO need to be certified, highly skilled professionals if we're going to live up to the demands of being a true Teacher Librarian.
I've been thinking about this all too common story for some time now. To me it raises a lot of questions about what people think we value. And what about our practice makes them think that.
Then, a month or so ago, this image started making the rounds online. It's a fun infographic mapping out a teacher's brain - the idea being that a teacher has a lot to worry about. So... I decided to create my own image: one that throws into focus the things that today's Teacher Librarians REALLY think about.
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This image, along with all the work I post here, is licensed as Creative Commons and is free for you to use and share. Similarly, this image, like so many other images I pose here, was created using both the app Art Studio for iPad and the program Comic Life.