Project Connect has announced new initiatives designed to support the cause of future-ready libraries and librarians. The organization’s Library Leadership Committee held its first round of think-tank sessions at the ISTE 2015 Conference in Philadelphia, where the team developed plans to advocate for school library programs through the promotion of innovative and progressive models in use around the country.
Chief among the committee’s responsibilities will be devising a “Toolkit for Transformation” to include a framework for districts to consider as they rewrite job descriptions, roles, and evaluation rubrics for the school librarian. The Committee plans to share success stories that highlight school librarians (and their programs) who are leading, teaching and supporting 21st-century learning initiatives. Additionally, the Committee will help develop a clearer understanding of the role and significance of today’s “new-age librarian.”
To learn more about Project Connect, visit www2.follettlearning.com/projectconnect.