Future Ready Librarians Webinar: Building Community Partnerships
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
4:00 p.m. (EDT)
webinar will look at how teacher librarians can cultivate partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement
and a lifelong learning process.
Sue Kowalski, librarian at Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa School District (NY), will share her approach on maximizing awareness and impact
of the school library program through empowering student leadership, aligning library outreach with school and district goals, and focusing consistently on everyday advocacy both through and in the
Gina Seymour, library media specialist at Islip High School on Long Island (NY) and member of the Library Journal’s
Movers & Shakers 2017 list as a “change agent,” will share how she espouses a platform of empowering students to become compassionate leaders at school, within their community, and beyond through the implementation of makerspace activities and instructional
collaborations. She will share information about the annual multidistrict Compassion Without Borders Student Leadership Conference and how carefully cultivated partnerships promote youth service, empathy, and compassion.
Sue Kowalski, Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School(East Syracuse Minoa School District, NY)
Gina Seymour, Library Media Specialist, Islip High School (Islip Union Free School District, NY)
Shannon McClintock Miller, Spokesperson, Future Ready Librarians; Spokesperson, Project Connect