We just kicked off a brand new hashtag to start using in our Future Ready Librarians conversations on Twitter, Instagram and in other social media platforms. It is #futurereadylibs we can't wait to see where this conversation takes librarians, libraries and education in 2017!
It’s an honor for me to start this new chapter in my career as the Future Ready and Project Connect Spokesperson, along with a dynamic group of people who share my passion for libraries, learning and the children we serve. And with all of you! Together, we will make a difference!
This international school enjoys high levels of student engagement and literacy as a result of their progressive reading program and the efforts of the library staff. For any IB school, there is much to be gained from hearing how this school impacts literacy and reading.
Instructional partnership, personalized professional learning, curation of resources and tools, and #ParkwayMakes (makerspace) are some of the elements I include to support librarians as they build capacity, impact student learning, and lead beyond the library during this digital transformation.
Libraries and librarians must move out of the library and go into the classrooms to teach. We must help roll out new technologies and help train staff on how to use them. We must make our spaces inviting and friendly so students will want to come into the library. We must be #FutureReady.