Unleashing the instructional leadership of librarians to foster schools that are Future Ready
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 Schools® 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.
Connect with like-minded librarian leaders at an upcoming FRS institute!
Join fellow tech leaders in your region for two days of learning and collaboration at one of our FREE Future Ready Schools® institutes happening around the country in 2018.
With the support of your peers, you’ll do a deep-dive into the FRS framework and determine how best to leverage your role to assist your district’s planning and implementation of student-centered personalized learning. You’ll also have opportunities for general networking and collaboration with other education professionals in your area who are also engaged in FRS.
The 2018 FRS institutes are free but space is limited and filling up fast!
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 3,200+ 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
Clear Creek ISD
Baltimore County Public Schools
San Francisco Public Library
Perry Meridian Middle School
Center for Digital Education
Mooresville Graded School District
U.S. Department of Education
Encinitas Union School District
Sara Kelly Johns