Future Ready Workshop

Becoming a Future Ready Librarian®

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Columbus, Ohio

9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m

What does it mean to be a Future Ready Librarian®?  How will being a Future Ready Librarian affect my library, school, teachers and especially my students? What can I do to become a Future Ready Librarian today? These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative.  They are also questions we ask ourselves everyday as we embrace our roles within the library and school community.

During the workshop,  we will explore the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, and more.  We will share stories and inspire us to embrace the change we can bring through our roles as librarians.

We will challenge participants to unleash the Future Ready Librarian and to look their own practice and digging into literacy and the actions of the Future Ready Librarian (FRL) framework.

Join us to strengthen your library leadership skills, deepen your knowledge and develop an action plan  as you begin to shape your professional future, as well as the future of those you serve in the library.

For questions about the workshop, contact Lia Dossin, [email protected].


Shannon McClintock Miller is the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson working with librarians, educators and students around the world every day as an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Workshop Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Registration Opens at 8:30 AM

[Lunch provided]

Registration for the workshop is closed but if you are interested in attending, please contact Lia Dossin at [email protected].

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The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) was created in 1976 when the Ohio Association of School Librarians and the Educational Media Council of Ohio joined together.  It quickly became and remains the premier Ohio organization for school library media personnel. Members include PreK-12 teachers and library media specialists, educational aides, college students, university professors, technology specialists, vendors, authors and literary specialists throughout Ohio and other states.


We understand that unexpected events happen but we want to ensure that everyone who wants to attend can attend so please let us know if you need to cancel at anytime. Contact Lia Dossin at [email protected].

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