So this afternoon I casually open my email and almost dismissed it as spam. You see, I was nominated for a 2014 Bammy Award. As a blogger, I get plenty of emails asking me to share content, consider guest posts, or blog this or that topic. So my habitual skimming almost made me overlook this email. How about that!! I’ve been reading where members of my PLN are celebrating their nominations, and I’ve been celebrating with them, sending in congratulatory comments, and bookmarking so when time presents itself, I can go back and vote/endorse their nomination. I even scoffed, wishing I could get in on it with a nomination. That’s how much I thought this could happen. Wishful thinking.
So it was a pleasant surprise to really process this email and realize well, gosh, I’ve been nominated! I’m super excited, humble to realize it, and I must say in GREAT company with some really awesome school librarians for my category.
Just happy to have my passion acknowledged
But I am most excited to be acknowledged for being a passionate educator, one who strives to collaborate! This is reflected in my position as a school librarian at Dorman High School, as Regional Network Director for SCASL, and even as a member of the Leadership Team (Executive Board) working for SCASL. I am often asked where I find the time to do everything I do and make such an impact. Many are amazed at the depth of my involvement. To me, it is just the way I roll. When one is passionate about the work they are contributing (with students, teachers, colleagues, fellow librarians, community, more) it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like a rewarding accomplishment. No project is done and settled without a new one well on its way. And I like it this way.
If you would, please take a moment to vote for me.