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Leading from the Library Through The Future Ready Librarian Framework

Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 4EF

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Innovation Coordinator
Parkway School District
ISTE Certified Educator
Bill Bass is the innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information, library media and federal programs in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, Missouri where he leads the district library and instructional technology programs and creates conditions to foster districtwide classroom innovation. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms. He is a past president of the ISTE Board of Directors and is a frequent conference speaker and presenter. He has written numerous articles and book chapters, and is the author of three books.
District Teacher Librarian
Van Meter Community School District
@shannonmmiller Twitter
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Shannon serves as the preschool-12 district teacher librarian and innovation director at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson working with the Alliance of Excellent Education in Washington DC. Shannon is an avid blogger at, The Library Voice, writing, speaking and consulting on librarianship, education and students around the world.

Session description

Join us for an engaging session that delves into the Future Ready Librarian framework, designed to equip librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to play a pivotal role in 21st-century education. In this session, we will explore a comprehensive roadmap to empower both librarians and students.

Purpose & objective

Dive deep into the Future Ready Librarian framework and learn how to foster 21st-century skills through your library programs.
Gain insights into effective communication, collaboration techniques, and leadership strategies tailored to your unique environment.
Explore opportunities to actively contribute to curriculum development and instructional design.
Learn from successful collaboration models between librarians and other educators.
Discover new tools and resources to enhance library services and amplify student learning.
Utilize digital platforms to empower student voices and creativity.

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The Leading from the Library Summit will be an interactive event where all participants will learn, collaborate, share and network. We will work in large and small group settings, giving time for everyone to have a voice and share their experiences and expertise.

We will engage the audience through interactions, activities and games.

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Supporting research

Bill and Shannon's ISTE Book, Leading From The Library.

The Future Ready Librarian Hub

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Session specifications

Grade level:
Skill level:
Library media specialists
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Subject area:
Computer science, Not applicable
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.