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 American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.
The startup Within Limited is bringing its expertise in making experiential virtual reality (VR) to the world of augmented reality (AR). In November 2018, the company launched its first AR experience, Wonderscope, as an iOS app.
The Smithsonian Libraries is calling for applications for the 2019 Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library in New York is the host location for 2019.