My name is Jennifer Wilson and I really enjoy the online environment, not only as a viewer but as a contributor as well.
I am currently teaching in a P-12 school and have the joy of being one of two teacher librarians at the college. My experience in the education setting is varied as I have many different roles within a school environment from teacher aide, school secretary, classroom teacher, grounds maintenance and now of course librarian. I must say that my journey has been interesting! My life as a teacher was inspired by others around me in my support roles. I started my degree as a 33 year old with small children and have just entered my fifth year of teaching.
My role in the library came about quite by accident however, I would not change it for anything. I love the fact that I get to interact with all students and staff on a daily basis. The variety of skills that I am now using in this role is astounding. Every day there is something new to investigate or someone else with an inquiry that I help with and this makes my job satisfaction extremely high. I also love that the role of the teacher librarian is evolving into a specialist within the ICT area. Although I don’t see myself as an expert in any way, I am enjoying the discovery of new technologies along with the students. I see myself now as facilitator rather than instructor in this area. I find myself learning along with the students as well as from them. My life long learning journey continues!
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