What do I want as a librarian?
I want to be able to support people who need encouragement to develop new skills, be that information literacy, basic reading, online searching, social media or otherwise.
How do I intend to do that?
By being the best information professional I can be. I will continue to engage in professional development, be that attending courses, engaging with colleagues, joining professional associations or doing my own research studies.
What do I consider the key attributes for an information professional?
A willingness to learn. A willingness to share what I learn. A belief that everyone can learn and everyone should be encouraged to learn. A belief that information is for everyone, not just the privileged few. I advocate for not only the existence of the profession but also for its growing importance in the Digital Age.
And in my personal life?
I book-cross, loan books, share books, tweet, share links on Facebook and Twitter, blog and talk about my library and information experiences. I embrace the term “librarian” and challenge the stereotypes.