Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club

Join Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass for the first annual summer book club for Future Ready Librarians®. This summer book club is a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Librarians.

Grab your copy of  Leading from the Library…Help Your School Community Thrive In The Digital Age to join the conversation.  The book was selected with intention to spark conversations and learning around leadership, building partnerships, knowing your culture, telling your story and being a champion, and leading through equity.

During our weekly discussions, we will:

  • ideas for how to make an impact within a school community;
  • stories about librarians can build an impactful relationship with school leadership;
  • tips and tricks on how to lead from the library; and
  • inspiration for building an impactful library program that supports student learning.

Week 2: Chapter 1: Digital Age Mentors

1. Use the #LeadingLibs Challenges on page 32-33 to challenge yourself as you build relationships and create opportunities for being a digital age mentor in your school and district. Let’s share what we are doing in the comments of this FRL Facebook post.

2. Add your reflections to the Week 2 slide discussion questions behind your introduction slide at bit.ly/FRLsummerbookclubwork. You can leave comments on other slides too. Let’s make this an active conversation.

Week 1: Introduction and #LeadingLibs Challenge

Let us know who is in the club. Make sure you introduce yourself on the Google slide deck and share your goal and a way to connect virtually.

Read the introduction and get ready for our book club by looking at the #LeadingLibs Challenges on page 13.

Remember to use #LeadingLibs as we share our learning and work.


Leading from the Library. Help Your School Community Thrive In The Digital Age.

The modern school library supports education in a variety of ways. One essential role librarians play is that of a leader who works collaboratively to build relationships, mold culture and climate, and advocate for the needs of students and the community.

In this book, a librarian and an education leader team up to reflect on the librarian’s ability to build connections in two ways. First, they discuss the benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner with others. Then they expand upon these connections by addressing how librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources and strategies and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the school community.

If you want to join the ongoing discussion, use the code “LibraryLeader35” to purchase the print or digital version at the ISTE store.

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The Future Ready Librarians strand is generously supported by Follett