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.
City Readers is the New York Society Library’s database of historic records, books, and readers. The Library’s online visualization tools support the discovery and analysis of more than 100,000 biographic, bibliographic, and transaction data derived from digitized content from the Library’s archives.
Better World Books is looking for libraries and nonprofit organizations with “Game Changing” ideas that help to advance a compelling literacy project. In addition to working with international nonprofit groups such as Room to Read and Books for Africa, Better World Books funds community-focused projects that have an impact at the local level.