Friday, February 11, 2022

Sign Up Today For The 2 Upcoming Future Ready Librarians Spring Summits On February 26 and March 26, 2022!

One of my favorite Future Ready Librarian events throughout the year are the Future Ready Librarian Summits.  I am excited to share that we have announced two coming up on February 26 and March 26, 2022. 

As shared online, 

The Future Ready Librarians® summits are FREE, live, virtual, high-quality professional learning experiences for librarians interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. These interactive online events will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Schools® framework and define new ways they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools.

Leveraging the active Future Ready Librarians community, the live summits are designed around authentic problems of practice identified by librarians. The first virtual summits of 2022 will help you understand policies and know your collection so that you are ready to respond effectively when patrons or community members have concerns with library books or instructional materials. 

Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols (Saturday, February 26)

This summit will give you a chance to pose questions and share ideas with other librarians and library leaders. Learn and interact with both administrators and librarians about lessons learned and best practices. Key questions include:
  • How can I identify reconsideration policies and procedures in my school or district?
  • In my role as a librarian, what do I need to understand about materials challenges?
  • How can I work with school and district partners to navigate community concerns over library or instructional materials?
Know Your Library: Proactive Collection Development (Saturday, March 26)

Beyond knowing local policies, procedures, and partners, librarians need to know what is on their shelves—is your library collection reflective of current generations and your community or a throwback to another century? While you cannot predict the concerns of parents or your community, at least you can know and own your collection if those concerns emerge. Key questions include:
  • How do I know what is on my shelves and taught in my school’s classrooms?
  • How is my library collection responsive to the needs and interests of my school’s students?
  • What can I do to understand and connect with parents and my community? 
Here are the links to register....

Session 1: Building a Materials Challenge Toolkit: Understanding 

Library Policies, Procedures, and Protocols

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Register here



Session 2: Know Your Library: Proactive Collection Development

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Register here

We hope you can join us for one or both of these interactive virtual professional learning summits, friends. 

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