Fueling Future Ready Librarians!

Let's Stay Connected, Informed & Inspired!

Welcome, Future Ready Librarians!

I hope you are having a wonderful week! A lot of you are already out for the summer and even more getting super close to having a few months off. Even with the summer here, I know that the learning, collaborating and connecting as Future Ready Librarians never stops.

With all of the amazing things being shared for Future Ready Librarians, I thought it would be helpful to bring it all together in one spot for you this summer and all year long. Let's use this as a place to stay connected to news, upcoming events, resources and of course, each other.

Please let me know if there is something you'd like me to add to the Smore. My contact information is at the bottom.

Together, let's lead within and beyond the library and make a difference this year for our students, communities and ourselves. We are Future Ready Librarians, friends.

Have a terrific summer!

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On March 30, the Future Ready Leadership Team met in Washington D.C. at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Not only did we reflect on the growth and achievements in 2017, but we planned for the next steps in 2018.

One of the most exciting outcomes of the day were the additions and tiny graphic design changes we made to the Future Ready Librarian Framework. This will be available by June 2018. We also can't wait to roll out a new year of the Future Ready Institutes, which will be coming across the United States September through November.

We are very excited for another amazing year of making a difference in education, communities and within the lives of our young people. They are our future and we, as Future Ready Librarians and educators, are definitely leading the way!

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We have lots of Future Ready Librarian events coming up in 2018. Please let me know what I can add to our calendar. If you click on the images below for the events, it will take you to the website and links associated with each.

June 23-27...ISTE Conference in Chicago. You can visit this Google Doc to find Future Ready Librarian events.

June 23 at 8:30am-4:30pm CST...Future Read Librarian Leadership Summit in Chicago

June 25 at 10:45-11:30am CST...Future Ready Librarians at the ISTE LIB Playground at the ISTE Conference in Chicago

June 25 at 1:00-2:00pm CST...Join us for the Future Ready Feud in the Follett Booth at ISTE....Get ready to have some fun!

August 28 at 3:00pm CST...Future Ready Librarian webinar, Let's talk about Future Ready Students and the 2.0 version of Future Ready Librarians framework

September 6 at 7:00pm CST... #FutureReadyLibs Twitter Chat

October 23 at 3:00pm CST...Future Ready Librarian webinar, Advocates for Student Privacy

November 1 at 7:00pm CST... #FutureReadyLibs Twitter Chat

December 11 at 3:0pm CST...Future Ready Librarian webinar, Invests Strategically in Digital Resources

December 13 at 7:00pm CST... #FutureReadyLibs Twitter Chat

(We will be adding in the five Future Ready Institutes to the fall calendar soon.)

Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit

Join your fellow Future Ready Librarian Leaders for a wonderful day with colleagues from around the country.

Presenters include:

  • Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology, Information and Library Media, Parkway School District (MO)
  • Traci Chun, educator, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)
  • Stephanie Ham, Director of Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN)
  • Elissa Malespina, ISTE Librarians Network President and teacher-librarian, Somerville Middle School (NJ)
  • Dr. Kristen Mattson, high school library media specialist, Aurora (IL)
  • Shannon McClintock-Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson
  • Suzanna L. Panter, Program Manager for School Libraries, Tacoma Washington Public Schools (WA)
  • Mark Ray, Future Ready Librarian Lead
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We would love to hear from you!

On the Future Ready Librarian site, we have a spot to share blog posts and other news. Please share your stories, success and celebrations.

Also, we would love to have you join us for a #FutureReadyLibs Twitter chat or webinar. Please let me know if you are interested in either.

Or perhaps you have other ideas....We would love to hear them!

My contact information is at the bottom of this Smore.

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#FutureReadyLibs, Twitter & Instagram

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Shannon McClintock Miller

Future Ready Librarian and Project Connect Spokesperson