Leveraging Librarian Leadership

Framing for the Future

Workshop for Grant Wood Teacher Librarians

Teacher Librarians serve a vital role in any school, especially schools working towards Future Ready practices. On January 29, 2018, join other Grant Wood Teacher Librarians and our guest speaker, Stony Evans, to explore how the tenets of Future Ready Librarianship and the new AASL standards can work for your program as you advocate for and leverage your leadership.

Participants will explore the Future Ready and AASL standards frameworks as they relate to their current library practices and programs. Workshop participants will identify and explore practices they can apply to their library programs and will set goals related to new learning.


Monday, January 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


4401 6th Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA


K-12 Teacher Librarians


Course Number: 19563-17-01

Registration Link: http://web1.gwaea.org/profdev/coursesdetail.cfm?class=31697

Registration Deadline: January 22, 2018



Workshop Schedule

  • Keynote with Stony Evans
  • Framing Our Learning (exploration of the Future Ready Librarians Framework and AASL Standards)
  • Lunch (Note: Lunch will be on your own)
  • Conversation Strands to Deepen and Connect Learning (aligned with Framework and Standards)
  • Establishing Next Steps
  • Networking Social

Stony Evans

Stony Evans is a Teacher Librarian at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He earned his MS in Library Media and Information Technologies from the University of Central Arkansas. He was selected as AAIM Library Media Specialist of the Year in 2013. Stony is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow. Stony is the 2017 recipient of the Arkansas Library Association's Retta Patrick Award. He was a 2017 finalist in the AASL Social Media Superstars. Visit his blog at librarymediatechtalk.blogspot.com, email him at stony_evans@lakesidesd.org, or follow him on Twitter @stony12270.

Future Ready Librarian Framework

The Future Ready movement was launched in 2014 as part of the ConnectED to the Future Convening. President Obama, the Secretary of Education, and the Office of Educational Technology recognized the role that digital learning plays in education and wanted to recognize school leaders who were supporting their districts in transitioning to digital learning. They recognized that “[t]echnology has the potential to transform education in America, allowing students to learn more, to do so at their own pace, and to develop the knowledge and skills employers demand” (Office of Education Technology, n.d.).

As this movement and the frameworks were developed, it became clear that all the key-players needed a "voice," especially Teacher Librarians.

To learn more, visit the Future Ready Librarians page or read Lynn Kleinmeyer's Future Ready Librarian blog post.

American Association of School Librarian (AASL) National School Library Standards

After two years of work, the American Association of School Librarians recently released the revised National School Library Standards.

To learn more, visit the AASL Standards site or read Lynn Kleinmeyer's blog post, which gives an overview of the standards.

Don't wait until January 29 start connecting . . .

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As Teacher Librarians, it's important for us to be sharing our stories and connecting with other Teacher Librarians.

Please join us in connecting and celebrating all the incredible things our area Teacher Librarians are doing! Tweet and tweet often! And don’t forget to use the hashtag: #gwaealibs!

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About the Grant Wood Media Center

The Media Center at Grant Wood AEA is dedicated to supporting success for all learners by providing quality service and materials to educators in the Grant Wood AEA service area and supporting the needs of Grant Wood AEA Teacher Librarians.

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer is a Digital Learning Consultant with Grant Wood AEA. Prior to joining the Digital Learning Team, Lynn taught 7th grade Reading before becoming a Teacher Librarian. Lynn is dedicated to supporting Teacher Librarians and the integration of technology and information literacy skills in every classroom.

Deanna Weber

Deanna is a former vocal music teacher turned Teacher Librarian. Deanna has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She currently serves as media specialist for Grant Wood AEA where she works to provide support to teachers and administrators through the GWAEA area. Deanna enjoys collaborating with peers and learning from and with others in the field of education. Favorite things to do include: spending time with husband and girls and curling up with a good book.