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The Future Ready Librarians® Fireside Chat Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more!

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The Future Ready Librarians® Fireside Chat
Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more!

Josh Stumpenhorst, 6-8 Learning Commons Director, Lincoln Junior High, Naperville Public Schools (IL), @stumpteacher
Tom Bober, K-5 Librarian, RM Captain Elementary, School District of Clayton (MO), @CaptainLibrary
Kathy Schmidt, Library Media Specialist, Coleman Middle School, Gwinnett County Public School (GA), @kathyfs24
Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, K–12 District Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School (IA), @shannonmmiller (Moderator)

On December 12, 2019 Future Ready Librarians’ Shannon McClintock Miller held its last webinar of the year. She invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. They examined our framework as Future Ready Librarians, they tied this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowered students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

As they got ready for the holiday break, they also shared ways to keep students engaged and learning with resources and ideas to take back to your communities.

Here are a few questions they pondered:

  • What is the “hot” new technology you are using this year with your students in the library?
  • What are the books (titles) that you just can’t keep on the shelf?
  • What is it that your teachers have been coming to you with this year?
  • What do you see as BIG things that are coming?
  • What resources and programs do you share with your students as we go into the holiday and a new year? How do you keep connected?

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, please register to receive the video archive directly in your inbox.

Future Ready Schools® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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