Dates: April 28, 2021

Reaching Out: Rural, Realistic & Relevant PD for School Librarians

Presenter(s) Joan Upell Julie Erickson

Join us for an overview of the IMLS Reaching Out School Librarian Professional Development Grant and it’s how-to guidebook. Learn how school librarians from ND, SD and WY are increasing their digital skills, implementing Open Education Resources (OER) and expanding their expertise as instructional leaders through synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. The replicable model includes yearly face-to-face sessions; webinars, regional meetings and online workshops. In addition, the participants have built a community of learners who support each other in the development of their leadership skills to collaborate with teachers and facilitate student learning through OER and digital resources..

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Reaching Out: Rural, Realistic & Relevant PD for School Librarians

Join us for an overview of the IMLS Reaching Out School Librarian Professional Development Grant and it’s how-to guidebook. Learn how school librarians from ND, SD and WY are increasing their digital skills, implementing Open Education Resources (OER) and expanding their expertise as instructional leaders through synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. The replicable model includes yearly face-to-face sessions; webinars, regional meetings and online workshops. In addition, the participants have built a community of learners who support each other in the development of their leadership skills to collaborate with teachers and facilitate student learning through OER and digital resources..

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The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is a twelve state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries. Its purpose is to promote the development of librarians and libraries by providing significant educational and networking opportunities. The Association meets annually in joint conferences with member states on a rotational basis.