I should have been a library specialist rather than a reading specialist

It has been abundantly clear to me for some time that I might be headed in the wrong professional direction. I am angry at the state of educational "reform," find the teaching of phonics to be monumentally boring, get very angry when I have to force politically-motivated state mandates on unsuspecting children and just, generally, am miffed with so many things that I feel powerless to change.

What gets me excited? Books.
Books + children.
Books in the right hands at the right moments.
Books that compliment other books, books that build a vast knowledge of our world and our selves.

Who are my favorite feed-reading rock stars?
Betsy Bird,  Abby the Librarian, Jonathan Hunt, Ms. Yingling, Sondra Eklund, Shelf Elf, Bookshelves of Doom's Leila Roy,  Julie Danielson at 7-Imp, John Shu, Travis at 100 Scope Notes, ..... Oh, I have to stop (and I am certain that I have forgotten some); my RSS reader is stocked with librarians!

Maybe I ought to forget the PhD in Reading Curriculum & Instruction and head over to the Library Science Department? Or maybe I should just put the dusty media specialist certification (that I paid $50 bucks for) to good use?  Hmmmmm...... A plan might be hatching for 2013-14........

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