Robin Thompson, one of the media specialists at RHHS (and crazy awesome Future Ready Librarian leading the link) and I started #GaLibChat back in May to connect with other library media specialists in the state of Georgia. As part of my goals for Leading Beyond the Library, I want to connect with other educators and to advocate for our profession. Many librarians in and around Atlanta have a strong presence within their counties and schools, but here in Coastal Georgia, we struggle to have our voices heard and for our schools to understand our roles. It's imperative we come together to learn, collaborate, and grow together while also advocating for our profession.
Robin and I shared our understanding and interpretation of the Future Ready Framework and our goals at our local Media/Tech collaborative meeting for our district and the First District RESA media and instructional technology collaborative last Friday. It was wonderful being able to share with our fellow library media specialists and the instructional technology specialists at not only our schools in Bryan County but also around Coastal Georgia! I met some amazing movers and shakers around our area and met a Breakout star from Athens (loved meeting the lovely Kerry Hogan). If you can walk away from a conference or a collaborative learning at least one new thing you can use in your classroom or library, I call that a huge success!
Are you a librarian looking to move forward with the Future Ready Framework? We'd love to get in touch with you! I'm sharing our presentation below (although our presentation was discussion heavy), but we are also starting a series on Future Ready Librarian Framework during our #GaLibChat on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8pm EST. We're starting with the curriculum, instruction, and assessment wedge. We hope to see you there!