Monday, September 18, 2017

Adding Something New As We Develop Our Future Ready Librarian Goals

Do you remember when I came across that really cool idea from Suzanne Snead @librareprincess on Twitter? 
She tweeted She's got #goals. Getting a jump start on 17-18 with my nifty little planner. #FutureReadyLibs.
Suzanne created the Future Ready Librarian Goals in Google Sheets, making it very easy to add things under each of the ten gears throughout the year. You can add text, images, links, etc.. to the space underneath each column or gear.

Also, having this in Google Sheets will give her the opportunity to use this year after year, adding another sheet or tab to hold a new year.

After I saw her tweet, I asked her if we could all use this by making a copy and using it as our own personal Future Ready Librarian space too.  She was excited to share it with all of us. 
I have been using her Google Doc and sharing it in so many places.  Today, when I was having a conversation with my dear friend Terry Roper about setting goals as Future Ready Librarians, I thought....

Maybe it would be helpful to add a few more guidelines in the goal setting Google Sheets?  
So, I added a new column with four new rows labeled with these statements above.  This will help us focus what we are doing and what we want to do as we set our Future Ready Librarian goals for today and the future.

I made a copy of the Google Sheets that I made the additions to.....You can find it here.  Please feel free to make a copy of this or add your own rows and columns to one you have already started.

This will be a wonderful place to start planning for the year as you embrace all parts of the framework as a Future Ready Librarian.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Connect For Read For The Record Day on October 19!

With Read for the Record Day right around the corner on October 19, it is time to think about making some very special connections throughout the day. 

We have put together a Google Doc for Read for the Record Day that you can get to here. 

If you are interested in connecting with others on this day, please add your name, contact info, occupation, school, location, schedule, and ideas to the information below.  Look for others to connect with and sign up on their schedules too.  Be sure to use your name and contact information when you sign up on others’ schedules.

We plan to celebrate throughout the day on October 19, 2017.

Have fun making and planning your day and these connections.
Also, you can read more about Read for the Record Day and the very special book Quackers by Liz Wong here.

Let's Globally Connect For Special Literacy and Learning Events All Throughout The Year!

All weekend long people have been reaching out asking when the next literacy and learning event will be....and if we can have these global connections all throughout the year.  

The answer is.....YES!  :) 

By using the Library, Learning and Literacy Celebrations Throughout The Year Google Sheets where we have added events and content for each month, we can make these special connections too.  
Tonight I added a new Column to each month called Global Collaborations and Connections.  

I also moved all events like Dot Day and other global events to the top of each month highlighting them in yellow.  We will be able to find each special event quickly and easily by being here on each months Sheet.  

Let's take a look at these together.....remember this is just a start.  
Above is September and October.....I moved Read for the Record to the top and included...
a Google Doc for making connections with others around the world.  You can find it here....and please feel free to start making connections today. 
 In November, we have Picture Book Month. 
In December, we have Hour of Code.
And there is a Google Doc there for making global connections.  You will find it here too. 
In February, we have World Read Aloud Day....a day I just love!
Here is the Google Doc for making connections. 
In March, we have Read Across America.
 In April, we have one of my favorite days....Poem In Your Pocket Day.  
I have started a Google Doc for making connections for Poem In Your Pocket Day too. You will find it here
And in May, we have Children's Book Week.  

Now remember, this is just a start.  Please let me know what else you would like to celebration and connect for throughout the year.
To start, let's start making connections for the very next celebration...Read for the Record coming up on October 19.

You will find the Google Doc here and can start signing up and making connections today.

I am so happy everyone had fun for Dot Day....Now let's make this happen all throughout the year.