So I decided to become a children's librarian because I'd rather not work with adults. Honestly, 99% of the times I've been angry or defeated because of work, it was due to the behavior of adults, not kids. However, I soon realized that this is the wrong perspective. Working with other adults makes us better educators. You can't be a teacher in your own bubble. A school librarian who does this will be very poor at his/her job, because we serve everyone in our buildings, teachers and students. I think sometimes it is an issue of confidence. You have to realize that you have valuable contributions to share, and it is time to join the conversation.
On January 22, I presented two sessions on inspiring students to love reading. I enjoyed sharing my passion for reading with others, and many teachers shared with me ideas they have implemented. Here was my presentation:
Several teachers in my building are taking a children's literature course and I have assisted them in finding books. It occurred to me that I could teach such a course so I'm going to look into it.
Share your voice with other adults - those in your building and beyond. By doing so, you will help their students and get ideas how to help yours. Community is a wonderful thing.