It seems like everyone always needs a way to get new ideas. Sometimes I feel like I just keep repeating the same old ideas over and over again. After 12 years in education however, I am tired of doing the same old stuff. If I’m tired of it, then I’m sure my students are tired of it, as well. Luckily in this age of social media it is easier then ever to share ideas. I have recently become a fan of pinterest. Search for display ideas, lesson ideas, etc… and suddenly I can’t wait to redo my bulletin boards and plan a great lesson. Sometimes, I get a great idea that I can use as is and sometimes I get ideas that I want to tweak a little, either way it gets my creative juices flowing. Following blogs is another great way to get good ideas or even following your local school library association on Facebook can be a great way to keep in touch and share ideas.
The important thing to remember is that we aren’t in this alone. We are lucky enough to live in an age where we can meet with other librarians whenever and wherever we want. It would be a shame to not capitalize on this collective knowledge.