Framework to Involve Librarians in the Digital Transformation of Learning
The Future Ready Librarians initiative is intended to raise awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district. Two guiding questions are central to the initiative: (1) How can librarians and libraries support Future Ready schools? (2) How can librarians and libraries become more Future Ready? Future Ready Librarians will provide resources, strategies, and connections for district leaders and librarians to be able to work together to promote and implement innovative learning opportunities for students. A freely downloadable document entitled “Empowering Leadership for School Librarians Through Innovative Professional Practice” highlights how school librarians can support schools in transitioning to student-centered learning and identify special ways librarians can become future ready.
The award-winning Novel EffectiPadapp brings stories to life, promotes literacy, sparks imagination, and provides enjoyment for children aged 12 and under. The app follows the voice of users as they read aloud from children’s storybooks, and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices.
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation offers grants for bookmobile programs across the nation that serve children from disadvantaged populations. The grants support organizations that operate a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth.