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Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series

Virtual and Webinar

August 14th, 2024 - November 20th, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Location: Virtual

Beyond the Shelf: Navigating Innovation and Collaboration as Future Ready Librarians w/Shannon McClintock Miller and special guests

Hosted by Shannon McClintock Miller, this webinar series is your comprehensive guide to the Future Ready Librarians Framework. Join us as we explore the principles, strategies, and practical insights essential for thriving in the digital age of education. Whether you’re a librarian, educator, or education leader, these webinars are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to lead innovation and change in your school community.

In today’s educational landscape, librarians are pivotal in shaping learning experiences. The Future Ready Librarians Framework empowers librarians to become drivers of innovation, collaboration, and student-centered learning. 

Register today – it’s FREE  and save your seat from this amazing webinar series to learn and grow your professional practice as a librarian!

You aren’t going to want to miss these webinars so register even if you can’t attend live so you receive the recording! 

August 14 at 5 pm ET: Ask a Future Ready Librarian

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WATCH ON DEMAND (click to open): Empowering Libraries with AI

We discussed: 

  • The role of AI in school libraries
  • AI tools for enhancing student learning
  • Examples of how librarians are using AI
  • AI tools to enhance library services and resources


Carl Hooker,  FRS Faculty and Educational Consultant

Bill Bass, District Innovation Parkway School District

WATCH ON DEMAND (click to open): Supercharging Summer Reading: Connecting with Your Community and Beyond

Learn how to:

  • Engage with parents and caregivers in summer learning initiatives
  • Collaborate with local organizations for enriching summer learning opportunities
  • Strengthen relationships with public libraries and educational institutions for summer reading programs


Brandye Roland,  Librarian, Brazosport ISD Texas, @rolandreadz

Bronwyn Rumsey,  Librarian, Brazosport ISD, Texas, FB: ogglibrary; IG: @bookish.bronwyn

Liz Fambrough,  District Lead Librarian, Brazosport ISD in Lake Jackson, Texas, Instagram – @librarian.liz

August 14 at 5 pm ET: Back to School Special: Ask a Future Ready Librarian


Our “Ask a Librarian” webinar, hosted by the inspiring Shannon McClintock Miller, offers a unique opportunity to engage with four exceptional librarians from across the country. These experts will be on hand to answer your questions and share their experiences in creating innovative, collaborative, and student-centered learning library communities.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Gain insights into best practices from experienced Future Ready Librarians
  • Address challenges and opportunities in implementing the Future Ready Librarians Framework
  • Learn strategies for success and professional growth in library leadership roles

We encourage you to bring your questions or submit them to Lia Dossin at beforehand to ensure they are addressed during the session.


Dr. Nikki Robertson-Griffin 

Teacher Librarian

Hutto ISD (TX)

James Allen

Statewide School Library Lead,  Office of Education Technology

Kentucky Department of Education

Shannon McClintock Miller

Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson and District Teacher Librarian and Innovation Director

Van Meter Community School (IA)

Veronica Rodriguez

Literacy & Cultural Studies Specialist 

Elementary Lead Librarian 

Lindsey Kimery

Coordinator of Library Services

Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN)

September 11: STEM Spark: Igniting Creativity in the Library


We will discuss: 

  •  Integrating STEM activities and projects into library programming
  •  Fostering creativity and innovation through hands-on STEM experiences
  •  Empowering students to become creators and problem solvers through STEM initiatives

October 9: Read-volution: Transforming Literacy in the Library and Classroom


We will discuss: 

  • Promoting a love of reading and literacy across the school community
  • Organizing reading challenges and book clubs to foster a reading culture
  • Leveraging technology to enhance reading engagement and comprehension

November 20: App Smash Extravaganza: Unleashing Creativity with Digital Tools and Resources


We will discuss: 

  • Explore innovative ways to integrate apps for learning and creativity
  • Showcase successful examples using digital tools to empower student and spark learning
  • Provide practical tips and resources for Librarians and  educators to use digital tools effectively


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The Future Ready Librarians strand is supported by Follett.