Today's Member of the Month is Johnny Janezic. Johnny works at Sanborn Elementary in Chandler, AZ. He has been a school librarian for 2 years.
We asked Johnny some questions about his experience as a school librarian and we would like to share them with you.
What's your favorite thing about your job as a school librarian?
To inspire children to read and encourage the spark of imagination. I love to create a sense of wonder, excitement, curiosity, and risk-taking in my library.
Name one children's book that you couldn't live without in your library.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Tell us why you decided to join the Elementary Librarian Community. What's your favorite thing about it?
Being a new librarian, I was attracted to the lesson plans that Elementary Librarian had to offer. I love the community forum and have used it for opinions and advice.
What's the biggest challenge you're currently facing when it comes to your school library?
If you could give one piece of advice to a brand new school librarian (or someone considering becoming a school librarian), what would it be?
Use social media to promote all the good things happening in your library. Encourage community leaders to come in and read to the students.