I recently caught up with my former teacher-librarian colleague and Washington’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, Mark Ray. Mark spent several years as Vancouver Public School’s Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services and now works for Future Ready Schools as a Lead Advisor.
Mark shared a new resource for librarians to use as a checklist for how to engage with their administrators. He says, “This step-by-step guide is designed to help librarians start and sustain strategic conversations with school and district leaders. This guide was designed before the pandemic, but the opportunity for librarians to strategically partner and collaborate with building and district leaders has never been more critical.”
Check out this new resource, share it with your teacher-librarian, and begin a conversation about how you can work as a team to impact student learning: Let's Talk: A Conversation Starter to Help Future Ready Librarians Build Collaborative Relationships.