Future Ready Librarians Summits

Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times

November 21, 2020

11:00 am to 2:00 p.m ET


over Zoom



About the Summit

The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a series of FREE, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experiences for librarians who are interested in learning, growing and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. Recognizing the profound shifts in learning and teaching occurring in real time, these interactive online events will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools.

Leveraging the active Future Ready Librarians community, the summits are designed around authentic problems of practice identified by librarians. The summits will allow librarians to learn and collaborate with like-minded educators from across the country.

Both summits this fall will focus on Collaborative Leadership with an emphasis on leading beyond the library during uncertainty -- how can librarians contribute to a shared vision and strategic plan for digital learning, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovating to empower teachers and learners?

Due to the interactive agenda, each summit is limited to the first 500 participants, so sign up now. It’s free! You can register for one or both dates!

Take the Future Ready Librarian Self-Reflection

Prior to the first summit, we are asking that everyone complete theFuture Ready Librarians Self-Reflection. This tool is designed to help librarians quickly assess their current strengths and areas of growth in relation to the FRL Framework. This simple survey provides a personalized snapshot so that librarians can plan for professional and program growth. For the summit, we will using your results as a starting place for conversations and activities that we will do while we are together online. Be sure to save your results by downloading the PDF!


Summit Essential Questions:

  • What does leading within and beyond the library look like in these pandemic times?
  • How can we make sure our leadership is valued?
  • What is one thing that you can do to be more of a leader in your library?
  • How can your leadership make a difference in your school and community?
  • What can conversations and work alongside the leaders within your district look like as a Future Ready Librarian? What is the impact this collaborative work can have? 


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Shannon Miller

Future Ready Librarian Advisor

K-12 District Teacher Librarian
Van Meter Community School District (IA)

Mark Ray

Future Ready Librarian Advisor


Registration is closed. If you would like to attend the summit on November 21st please contact Lia Dossin, [email protected]

The summits are generously supported by Follett.