No, I am not considering leaving my studies behind (as the title may suggest), but I am considering going in a little bit of a different direction.
On my last placement I had two mentor teachers, and therefore two teaching areas- one with a Grade 3 class and one in the library. My mentor teacher in the library was great and I really enjoyed the new experience. She also mentioned that a lot of the new teachers coming into schools after graduating are not going into librarianship and that most school librarians are getting closer to their retirement age.
That gave me a lot to consider. I really did enjoy being able to work with students across the whole school (I worked in a small school, so by the end of the three weeks I knew about half of the students by name), and I’ve always loved the library, so I’ve started looking into courses that I could take after graduating.
One I found was a Diploma of Library and Information Services that only takes a year to complete.
So many options….