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Future Ready Librarians® Hub

Since 2016, Future Ready Librarians® has been focused on supporting equitable and accessible student learning through powerful librarianship. As educators, Future Ready Librarians® lead, teach, and support learners both young and old. Embracing change and innovation, Future Ready Librarians teach and promote diverse literacies, integrating engaging digital tools, and collaborating with leaders and colleagues to implement equitable and inclusive learning environments in their libraries and beyond. The Future Ready Librarians® Framework guides and inspires the professional practice of librarians, directly linking the library program to the strategic needs and priorities of schools and districts. Future Ready Librarians challenges librarians, educators, and the community to see school libraries informed by the past, grounded in the needs of the present, and planning for a dynamic future.

Framework

Based on the same research-based framework that guides instructional coaches, principals, IT leaders, school administrators, and school board directors, the Future Ready Librarians Framework helps define ways librarians can lead, teach, and support in their schools and systems. 

Events

Future Ready Librarians®’ professional learning events and webinars are focused on innovative projects, leaders, and ideas. Join us for these deep-dive conversations featuring teacher librarians, educators, and leaders sharing and discussing together.

Event, Virtual Event | Future Ready Schools, Librarians

Future Ready Librarians® October Summit

October 15, 2022 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Event, In-person Event | Future Ready Schools, Librarians

FRS Leadership Forum

November 10, 2022 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

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Event, Virtual Event | Future Ready Schools, Librarians

Future Ready Librarians® November Summit

November 19, 2022 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Support

Conversation Guide

This step-by-step guide helps Future Ready Librarians effectively collaborate with school and district leaders. Learn how to examine your current situation, inspire creative thinking, and develop a collaborative plan for your students and teachers.   

Playbook

A resource for new and veteran librarians designed to help you understand FRL and how to transform your library practice, program, and profession.

Challenges

The Future Ready Librarians® (FRL) Challenge is an ongoing series of bite-sized professional learning activities to help you develop new tools and strategies, focus your leadership, and connect with fellow librarians to share ideas and solutions.

Self-Reflection Tool

This tool is designed to help librarians quickly assess their current strengths and areas of growth in relation to the FRL Framework. A simple survey provides a personalized snapshot to help librarians plan for professional and program growth.

Leading from the Library Podcast

Join Future Ready Advisor, Shannon Miller @shannonmiller and her weekly guests as they share stories of how they are tackling the unique issues that are facing school libraries today.

Blogs

October 6, 2022

Blog | Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Digital Learning, Future Ready Schools, Librarians

The Achievery…A New Tool to Help To Connect Students To Digital Learning

Are you looking for digital resources that align with the core curriculum and are FREE to access? Are you struggling to engage students in …
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February 2, 2022

Blog | Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Future Ready Schools, Librarians, Literacy, Professional Learning

Your Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: RU Ready For a Materials Challenge?

Whether you’ve already navigated a materials challenge of your own or nervously wait for your first one, being ready for that day is a necessity. It’s like having a natural disaster “go bag”–you hope you never have to use it, but you’ll be very glad that you have it when you need it.
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November 10, 2021

Blog | Future Ready Schools, Librarians, Literacy, Professional Learning

Thinking Critically About News and Media Literacy

Media and news literacy was the focus of the recent Future Ready Librarians Virtual Summit. While the challenge of media literacy remains huge, Future Ready Librarians® are leading, teaching, and supporting this essential work in their schools, communities, and across the U.S.
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Stories

Sharing and amplifying stories of success and opportunity are central to Future Ready Librarians. These professional profiles, case studies, and features provide ideas and inspiration for library programs, spaces, and practice.

Additional Resources

Padlet

Destiny Collections

Library Voice Blog

Professional Learning Community

Inspired by Future Ready Librarians, this dynamic Facebook group offers sharing, support, and great ideas 24/7.

The Future Ready Librarians strand is supported by Follett.

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