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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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School Administrator: Teacher Librarians – Mavens in a Digital Age   EdWeek.Org: K-12 Librarians' Roles Shift to Meet Digital Demands
Case Study: Strong Libraries – Mooresville Graded School District   Case Study: The 2014 National School Library Program of the Year – Eaglecrest High School Library
SLJ.com: Take Your Place at the Table: Thrive as Part of the Solution Your School Needs   Digital Promise: The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age
eduTalk Radio: Working With Your School Librarian   Case Study: The Integral Role of the Library – Lincoln Public Schools
News release from the American Library Association   eduTalk Radio: Superintendents and Librarians Leading Teaching and Learning
eSchool News: School Librarians are Rising School Leaders   Project Connect Leadership Panel from AASL
eSchool News: Why School Librarians are Critical to Digital Learning   Project Connect Brings School Librarians, Superintendents to the Same Table | AASL 2013
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