I visited your school library website today to find your name but it wasn’t there. Your school website had a link to your library buried in a drop down menu, but your name wasn’t anywhere on the library page. I tried looking under the faculty list and you weren’t listed. Okay, I admit, sometimes you are listed in weird categories like related arts. What?! You aren’t a related arts teacher even if you have a fixed schedule teaching during a related arts block. You are an essential teacher of all curricular integration and library information skills. Put a value on your position and make a place on the site so everyone can find you.
When students, faculty, and parents walk into the physical library, they look for your face first. They need to be able to see you online, too. Put your photo on the page so they know who you are. The library cannot exist without you so don’t be shy. Put your smiling face there so students know who to approach with questions. I’m sorry you didn’t post your name, your photograph, and your email address. I might have been a prospective author wanting to visit your school or a prospective graduate student looking for a friendly environment to student teach.
Be proud of your library and your place in it.
Thank you for letting me rant.