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What is Project Connect?

It's action. It's people. It's leadership for school libraries.

Future ready librarians work with district leaders to promote innovative learning opportunities for students. But where do you start?
Follett formed Project Connect to advocate for librarians as district leaders so that students can learn digital literacy, modern research techniques and cutting-edge skills that apply across all subject areas. We help librarians transform their library spaces into vibrant hubs of digital learning by giving them ideas and resources to become future ready.

We recently launched Professional Development courses for librarians. These online courses help librarians and other educators develop a vision and plan to promote digital learning in their library. Click on the PD page to learn more.


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Project Connect in the News
Poster: I Am A Future Ready Librarian | Future Ready Schools   Stickers: I Am A Future Ready Librarian (PDF)
Digital Badge: I Am A Future Ready Librarian   Video: Metro Nashville Public Schools | Future Ready Libraries
Video: Vancouver Public Schools | Future Ready Libraries   Video: Waubonsie Valley High School | Future Ready Libraries
Video: Baltimore County Public Schools   Leadership Spotlight: Stephanie Ham | Developing a Large Library Program by Starting Small
Leadership Spotlight: Suzanna Panter | Transform Your Library Now, Ask Permission Later   Leadership Spotlight: Jennifer Boudrye | A Dynamic District-Wide Program through Advocacy and Training
Leadership Spotlight: Chris Haeffner | Collaboration Is Key for a Respected Library Leader   Leadership Spotlight: Craig Seasholes | Building a Leading Library
Leadership Spotlight: Audrey Church | Librarianship and the 21st-Century Leader   Leadership Spotlight: Sherry Gick | The Power of Social Media for Librarians
Leadership Spotlight: Carolyn Foote | A Community of Peers Makes All the Difference   Leadership Spotlight: Elissa Malespina | Failure Is Learning in the Library
Leadership Spotlight: Kristen Mattson | Servant Leadership in the Library   Leadership Spotlight: Bill Bass | The Role of Librarian in the Digital Age
Leadership Spotlight: Laura Fleming | Building a Successful Library Program without Space or a Budget   Case Study: 2017 National School Library Program of the Year | Baltimore County Public Schools
Case Study: Professional Development Framework | Parkway School District   Case Study: Information Literacy Framework Case Study | Somerville Middle School
Case Study: Equity Framework Case Study | Metro Nashville Public Schools   Case Study: Content Access and Curation Framework | Lawrence Public Schools
Case Study: Reading and Literacy Advocacy Case Study | Gateway Elementary and Whitman Middle Schools   Case Study: Instructional Partnership | Tacoma Public Schools
Case Study Instructional Partnership Framework | Longwood Elementary School   Case Study: Instructional Partnership Framework | Lafayette Elementary School
Case Study: Learning Space Design/Making and Building Framework | Carroll Independent School District   Case Study: 2016 National School Library Program of the Year | Veterans Memorial Elementary School
Case Study: Strong Libraries | Mooresville Graded School District   Case Study: 2014 National School Library Program of the Year | Eaglecrest High School Library
Case Study: The Integral Role of the Library | Lincoln Public Schools   Case Study Digital Promise: The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age
Video: Mark Ray Delivers Inspiring #FutureReadyLibraries TedEx   Publishers Weekly: Library Advocacy Efforts Gain Steam
News Release: EveryLibrary Partner to Advocate for K-12 Libraries, Librarians   Alliance for Excellent Education: Future Ready Schools Announces New Project to Help Recognize School Librarians As Leaders
AASA School Administrator: Teacher Librarians – Mavens in a Digital Age   EdWeek.Org: K-12 Librarians' Roles Shift to Meet Digital Demands
SLJ.com: Take Your Place at the Table: Thrive as Part of the Solution Your School Needs   eduTalk Radio: Working With Your School Librarian
News Release: Dr. Mark Edwards to Speak at AASL President's Program   eduTalk Radio: Superintendents and Librarians Leading Teaching and Learning
eSchool News: School Librarians are Rising School Leaders   eSchool News: Why School Librarians are Critical to Digital Learning
SLJ: Project Connect Brings School Librarians, Superintendents to the Same Table  
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