Being a SURVIVOR in the Library and Media Center
Much to my surprise and delight, I recently learned that the television reality show SURVIVOR has a great deal to offer us librarians and media specialists.
Each year in January the great folks at the Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center at East Carolina University host a Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit. This year’s fifth annual program, held on January 9, 2010, was entitled Survivor – Media Center and drew school librarians and media specialists and coordinators from all over eastern North Carolina.
My panel was entitled Surviving During the Lean Years, and among my fellow panelists was Kelly Brannock, Media Coordinator, Wendell Creative Arts & Science Magnet Elementary School. Kelly is also the President of the North Carolina School Library Media Association this year. Kelly’s presentation was so outstanding that I wanted to share it with you.
Based on her knowledge of SURVIVOR techniques, Kelly presents the top ten strategies of the ultimate survivor – and they are relevant and useful to all of us as we negotiate the jungles, deserts and mountain tops that we face everyday in these challenging times.
Read, enjoy, and survive!