Unleashing the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools
As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to identify and cultivate leadership beyond district and building leaders. School librarians lead, teach and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practice, programs and spaces. If properly prepared and supported, school librarians are well-positioned to be at the leading edge of the digital transformation of learning.
Future Ready Librarians is an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at raising awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district. Two guiding questions are central to Future Ready Librarians.
- How can librarians and libraries support Future Ready schools?
- How can librarians and libraries become more Future Ready?
Future Ready Librarians will provide resources, strategies, and connections for district leaders and librarians to be able to work together to promote and implement innovative learning opportunities for students.
[WEBINAR] Cultivating Community Partnerships – December 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (ET)
[TWITTER CHAT] #FutureReadyLibs Takeover Twitter – December 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
[FETC BREAKOUT SESSION] You Have What It Takes to Be a Future Ready Librarian w/Shannon Miller – January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m (ET)
LIBRARY EQUIPS STUDENTS TO BE GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE, Baltimore County Schools (MD)
FOSTERING RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION OF ONLINE INFORMATION, Somerville Middle School (NJ)
LIBRARIANSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS THE KEY, Parkway School District (MO)
BECOMING FUTURE READY: ONE DISTRICT’S COMMITMENT TO LIBRARIANS, THE USE OF OER AND DIGITAL LITERACY,Lawrence Public Schools (KS)
EQUITY FOR STUDENTS AND EMPOWERMENT FOR LIBRARIANS, Nashville Metro Public Schools (TN)
COLLABORATION: PARTNERSHIPS AND BEYOND, Lafayette Elementary School (CA)
IT ALL BEGAN WITH AN EMPOWERED LIBRARIAN, Carroll Independent School District (TX)
TURNING AN ELEMENTARY LIBRARY INTO THE HEART OF A SCHOOL, Longwood Elementary School (IN)
The 3,100+ superintendents who have signed the Future Ready Pledge already think differently about what schools should be. Why not think differently about how librarians can lead, teach and support Future Ready schools?”
— Mark Ray, Chief Digital Officer
Vancouver Public Schools, Washington
Future Ready Libraries in Action
Nashville Metro Public Schools (TN)
Vancouver Public Schools (WA)
Indian Prairie Public Schools (IN)
Baltimore County Public Schools (MD)
DC Public Schools
San Francisco Public Library
New Milford High School
Westlake High School
Baltimore County Public Schools
San Francisco Public Library
Perry Meridian Middle School
Center for Digital Education
Lincoln Public Schools
Mooresville Graded School District
U.S. Department of Education
Encinitas Union School District
Sara Kelly Johns