Future Ready Librarians® are facing uncertainty as they return to learning. Join Future Ready Advisor, Shannon Miller @shannonmiller for our newest podcast series, Leading through the Library. Shannon and her weekly guest will share stories of how they are tackling the unique issues that are facing school libraries today from planning for remote student learning with equity in mind, creating flexible schedules to supporting parents and families with blended learning environments.
Share Your Story! We Need Accurate Narratives of the School Library (with Courtney Pentland)
In the best of times, school librarians must be continuous advocates for materials and resources, funding, collaboration, technology, and more. School librarians are one of the only teaching positions in the school that need to continually justify not only their needs but also their existence. With increased attacks on intellectual freedom and proposed legislation in states across the country that will affect school libraries and librarians, it is even more important now that we take back the narrative about what school libraries and school librarians do and provide for their school communities. We cannot let others’ voices who are willfully ignorant about our work drive the conversation. We must continuously share our own stories to ensure that accurate narratives of the school library are part of local and national conversations.