Today's Member of the Week is Nancy Brethour. Nancy works at Abraar Elementary School in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been a school librarian for fourteen years.
We asked Nancy some questions about her 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?
As a school librarian, I enjoy working with children and knowing that I make a difference in their love of learning and love of reading.
Name one children's book that you couldn't live without in your library.
Grandma's Pear Tree by Suzanne Santillan
Tell us why you decided to join the Elementary Librarian Community. What's your favorite thing about it?
I joined the Elementary Librarian Community not only for the informative exchanges between librarians, but also for the excellent and helpful resources that are found on the website. In addition, being part of this librarian community makes me feel less isolated and relieved that whatever I am experiencing in the library another librarian has experienced it or is experiencing it, thus, providing valuable insight and advice.
What's the biggest challenge you're currently facing when it comes to your school library?
Being a solo librarian, my biggest challenge is time management. There never seems to be enough hours in a day to accomplish everything that needs to be done.
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?
My one piece of advice to a brand new school librarian would be to never stop learning professionally and personally. The more knowledgeable one is the more successful one will be.