Fueling Future Ready Librarians!

Let's Stay Connected, Informed & Inspired! Fall 2018

Welcome, Future Ready Librarians!

I hope you are having a wonderful start of the school year!

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.

Over the summer we had updates and addition to the exciting work of Future Ready Librarians, and we are celebrating more this fall! The AASL, ISTE and Future Ready Librarians crosswalks were announced last week and are a wonderful addition to the FRL and ISTE Crosswalk. This came at the perfect time as we kicked off a new season of Future Ready Librarian webinars and Twitter chats, along with 5 Future Ready Institutes that started in Ohio this week.

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.

And if you haven't subscribed to the Future Ready Librarians Newsletter yet, please read this post to find out how you can sign up today.

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 fall, Shannon

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In Case You Missed It: What We Learned At The Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit

On September 5, we kicked off the 2018-19 season of Future Ready Librarian webinars!

It was a super fun hour of great shares, ideas and lots of valuable information about Future Ready Librarians and how this can help us as we start a new year.

In case you missed it or want to watch again and share, please visit this Follett Community post where you will find the recording, slides and certificate of attendance.

And keep your eyes open for information on the next webinar on October 23 at 3:00pm CST when we discuss Advocating for Student Privacy.

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AASL National School Library Standards Crosswalk With Future Ready Librarians

We had wonderful news from AASL this month and couldn't be more excited with this announcement and I know all of you will be too.

The AASL Crosswalks for the Future Ready Librarian Framework have arrived and you will find them here.

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New Updates To The Future Ready Librarian Framework!

One of the best things we shared over the summer is something I know so many of you have been waiting for is the updated and second version of the Future Ready Librarian Framework!

Not only are there wonderful graphic updates, there are two very important additions and changes. The center has changed to Learner Center meaning all learners.

Literacy now surrounds the center, which I couldn't be more excited for!

As you look at the framework, Future Ready Librarians support student-centered learning through literacy by inspiring and supporting the reading lives of both students and teachers.

They create inclusive collections that acknowledge and celebrate diverse experiences and provide instructional opportunities to empower learners as effective users and creators of information and ideas.

You can see how it is included at the top of the new Future Ready Librarian framework poster, which you can find on the Future Ready Librarian page here.

We couldn't wait to share these exciting and meaningful updates and work with all of you too.
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The New ISTE Librarian Site Is Here! Check It Out!

On Saturday, June 23 at our very first Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit, Joseph South, chief learning officer of ISTE, helped us kick off our day in Chicago by sharing some very exciting news.

ISTE has created a very special place for librarians. It contains amazing tools, strategies and resources to support and inspire all of us as Future Ready Librarians and leaders within our community and profession.

You will find new ISTE U online courses for librarians, a link to the amazing ISTE Librarians Network PLN, the ISTE Standards for Educators, the ISTE Blog, several new books in the library series, including Leading from the Library, by Bill Bass and myself, and I am really excited about....the Future Ready Librarians Crosswalk!

ISTE teamed up with Future Ready Librarians to create a crosswalk showing the relationship between the FRL framework and the ISTE Standards for Educators.

You will find the crosswalk and be able to download it from the ISTE Librarian site.

I hope you visit and bookmark www.iste.org/Learn/librarians today.

Thank you to everyone at ISTE who has worked so hard to bring us such a meaningful and important place for librarians.

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ISTE U Launches and Announces A Course For Future Ready Librarians!

One of the most exciting roll outs this fall has been that of new Future Ready Librarians ISTE U Course!

As the ISTE U site states,

Welcome to our classroom. As an educator your time is limited. That’s why we have curated a set of engaging professional learning experiences just for you! We know your days don’t stop and that when it comes to professional learning, only the best will do.

ISTE U is a virtual hub of best-in-class courses to help you build and explore digital age competencies. By working with leading educators and education organizations, we’re bringing you impactful, engaging courses that put pedagogy first and provide incredible learning from the moment you get started!

And guess what? There is a course for Future Ready Librarians, friends!

Take a look! On the ISTE U site, you will find our course, Exploring Future Ready Librarianship: Practices for the Emerging Leader, which will begin September 17, 2018.

This is the course description:

Beginning with a self-reflection of current professional practice, you'll map out a plan for professional inquiry and growth based on the Future Ready Librarians™ Framework. Afterward, you'll examine the "wedges" of the framework through the lens of collaborative leadership, including curriculum, instruction and assessment; space and time; robust infrastructure; budget and resources; data and privacy; personalized professional learning; and community partnerships. Using videos, case studies and other resources, you'll develop an understanding of how these systemic topics are essential to Future Ready Schools®.

Additional connections will be made to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students. With this understanding, you'll make connections to librarian practice and identify specific areas for professional and program growth. Activities will include reading/viewing and reflection, examination of current thinking and practices, development of growth goals and creation of an implementation plan connected to a program or professional objective.

On the ISTE U site you will find more information including the course syllabus, the new ISTE/Future Ready Librarian Crosswalk and more.

The course was developed in collaboration with Future Ready, with the support from Follett and with Mark Ray and myself.

You will find the Future Ready Librarian ISTE U course here.

Also, check out all of the ISTE U Courses here.

We are very excited to share the first Future Ready Librarian ISTE U course and hope that many of you will join this amazing opportunity.
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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.

September 13 at 8:00am EST....Future Ready Librarians Twitter Chat

September 17-18 - Chicago, Illinois (Shannon Miller with FRL group)

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

October 25-26 - Atlanta, Georgia (Mark Ray with FRL group)

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

November 12-13 - Portland, Oregon (Shannon Miller with FRL group)

November 29-30 - Loudoun, Virginia (Mark Ray with FRL group)

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

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

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The 2018 Future Ready Schools Institutes Are Open For Registration!

We have some exciting news, friends!

The Future Ready Schools Institutes for 2018 have been announced and registration is now open. If the FRS Institutes are new to you, let me share a bit about these amazing two day events.

As the Future Ready Schools site states,

Future Ready Schools Institutes are FREE two-day professional learning events designed to support school and district leaders in creating policies, procedures and practices that empower them to transform teaching and learning in their school and/or district.

During the institutes, attendee with learn, discuss, build, collaborate, and grow as they connect with others within like roles and those within roles that are different from theirs as well.

The institutes are ran by our wonderful FRS Advisory Team which includes leaders from around the country who have demonstrated success in innovation in education.

This fall there will be 5 FRS Institutes including:

September 10-11 - Mansifeld, Ohio

September 17-18 - Chicago, Illinois

October 25-26 - Atlanta, Georgia

November 12-13 - Portland, Oregon

November 29-30 - Loudoun, Virginia

You will find the link to register and read more about the FRS Institutes here.

I hope that you and others from your district will consider joining us for one of the FRS Institutes. They have made an impact on so many around the country already and we can't wait to see the change and excitement they bring this year too.

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Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County Public Library Work Together to Support Citizens and Lifelong Learners

My Tips & Helpful Google Docs For Awesome Collaboration Between Future Ready Librarians and Teachers!

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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 Spokesperson

K-12 Teacher Librarian at Van Meter School in Van Meter, Iowa