Today’s Boot on the Ground post comes for Julie Crabb. Julie majored in Theatre Performace and Secondary History/Government Education at the University of Kansas, but ended up falling in love with her first library job. Her main goal is to add a ton of movement, STEAM activities, and maybe even some pop music parodies into her storytimes at her new job!
I may have just landed my dream job, but I have been a ninja in training for years.
You should prepare while you pursue…
Devour blogs written by those who have the same attitude as you. Get really into literacy and how you can impact a child’s life. Learn shaker songs and put a ukulele down on your Christmas list this year. Start bookmarking flannel board finds and STEAM station ideas. Read picture books to your loved ones and force them to do silly dances with you.
Let your goals be known. Be enthusiastic at every moment you get a glimpse of that dream job. Navigate the road bumps as they come alone, but don’t get defeated. Make sure that the right people know you are an advocate with some big ideas.
Once you get the job, pay it forward to the blogosphere that helped you get there.
Tell us your advocacy story in 149 word or less an we’ll put it up for the world to see. This is a great opportunity to refine your next elevator pitch, and to inspire others to step up their advocacy game.