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Linda Braun Materials from LaKesha
Posted by Linda Braun, 4 answers
During the discussion on Thursday LaKesha mentioned several tools she uses with middle schoolers regularly. She sent them to me and I uploaded them to a Google folder. These are the links:…
Kate Brunner Bell Policy Center -- the Future of Work
Posted by Kate Brunner, 5 answers
I got this link from a friend the other day. It's mostly focused on Colorado, but there are some pieces of research & analysis related to the nation as a whole, as well. So, I thought I'd pass it…
Rachelle Golde Info. graphic flyer, first partnership, and community walk
Posted by Rachelle Golde, 4 answers
Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I have finally completed my info. graphic that I plan to hand out to various businesses/community members, as well as, my library board and…
Megan Wissbrod Community Partner
Posted by Megan Wissbrod, 4 answers
I think I found my first community partner! I have been communicating with our county community development director and she is excited about the project! She has already come up with some great…
Allison Shimek Reflection on My First Program!
Posted by Allison Shimek, 7 answers
This is a very long post but I really wanted to write down my thoughts. Yesterday was my first Career Cruising event for the Future Ready with the Library Project and I want to share my experience.…
Roxanne Roscup Passion Questions
Posted by Roxanne Roscup, 4 answers
Hi Everyone- Sorry for the delay in getting a post up. I've determined that I need to leave Friday wide open on my calendar so I can catch up on everything throughout the week that has been pushed…
Tyler Hahn Continuing Outreach
Posted by Tyler Hahn, 4 answers
I wanted to post about some of the success that I've had recently in some of the outreach I have been doing. The superintendent from a neighboring school who has taken an interest in the Future Ready…
Megan Wissbrod "How to Give Students Future-Ready Skills Through Community Service"
Posted by Megan Wissbrod, 7 answers
I am toying with the idea of combining passion projects and community service projects...check out this article! Any thoughts and/or ideas? "How to Give Students Future-Ready Skills Through…
Megan Wissbrod Here are 6 more soft skills you might not have thought about.
Posted by Megan Wissbrod, 4 answers
Linda Braun The Future of Work
Posted by Linda Braun, 4 answers
A colleague in Rhode Island posted this and I was amazed at how successfully it connects to what we talked about during our last live Zoom session. I'm very curious about the curriculum discussed.
Carol St.Amand An "SEL in the Library" Webinar!!
Posted by Carol St.Amand, 6 answers
This program looks like it's tailor made for us!!! is free to join and has AMAZING webinars. Follow the link below to register for this 2/27 program (or you can watch it afterward) hosted…
Dianne Connery Teaching soft skills through theater
Posted by Dianne Connery, 5 answers
This was a new idea to me -
Tyler Hahn Meet the Scientist Day
Posted by Tyler Hahn, 7 answers
I co-hosted an event for youth to meet with scientists over the weekend. The event was titled "Meet the Scientist Day" where participants would have a chance to meet a professional in the area,…
Lisa Lewis Community Partners
Posted by Lisa Lewis, 4 answers
I was invited to speak yesterday at the monthly White Mountain Businesses Association lunch. The main purpose was to share information about what the library does and how it is so much more than…
Kate Brunner Finally getting some movement!!
Posted by Kate Brunner, 4 answers
I'm working on my presentation to community groups today -- I've finally got some locked in on the calendar! I have searched in the Q&A for this, but didn't someone have a map or graphic that…
Carly Tegmeyer Lunch Meeting
Posted by Carly Tegmeyer, 5 answers
Meeting with one of my collaborating partners tomorrow for lunch at our local Cakes and Coffee Café. We are planning to discuss potential programming for the future. Resume workshops...let's…
Carla Enger Has budgeting been suggested by any business people you've contacted?
Posted by Carla Enger, 5 answers
Good morning. In meeting with the president of the local bank, I learned that young people are having a great deal of trouble budgeting their income after high school or college. Many have…
Allison Shimek Career Cruising at Colorado Valley Communications
Posted by Allison Shimek, 9 answers
I spent a lot of time reflecting on how last week’s Career Cruising event went and about the overall program in general. I was feeling a little discouraged after a long week of events and…
Linda Braun Romper Room
Posted by Linda Braun, 4 answers
As we were getting started with our live Zoom session yesterday I talked a bit about Romper Room - including the Magic Mirror. Since I seem to be the only one who knows about this I wanted to expand…
Tyler Hahn Soft Skills Bingo
Posted by Tyler Hahn, 4 answers
I've been toying and refining how I could adapt my "Meet the Scientist" event with a soft skills bingo crossover. Here's a template of what I have thus far. Soft skills listed are what I have…
Kate Brunner Connected Learning modules
Posted by Kate Brunner, 5 answers
I'm finally getting to the Intro to Connected Learning module on ConnectedLib. (It's Spring Break for the local schools. So, I have a break in programming and am trying to catch up on a zillion…
Carol Lo April Activities
Posted by Carol Lo, 7 answers
April Activities Planning Template Document Many of you have begun to plan your project, while others are still in the exploration of your community assets, potential partners and needs (Both…
Linda Braun I keep Finding Things
Posted by Linda Braun, 4 answers
Yesterday, it seemed like everything I looked at had a FRwtL connection. Maybe one or two of these will be of interest: Careers in ESports - A few cohort members are interested in this topic so…
Amy Hertzberg Starting from scratch
Posted by Amy Hertzberg, 5 answers
I've had a community partner for a couple of weeks. She works at the local college and teaches leadership classes so I felt like it was a good fit but it started taking a turn. I noticed the focus…
Carla Enger Any ideas for a clever name for my FRwtL program?
Posted by Carla Enger, 6 answers
I've finally set the dates for our program this fall. Thanks to those who provided input on whether waiting until fall is a good plan. On four consecutive Mondays beginning in mid-September, a…
Tyler Hahn Hahn Planning Document
Posted by Tyler Hahn, 4 answers
I may actually have a few different plans or projects going on because I have had a TON of involvement in the community as of recent. This is the plan of action I am currently taking, as it is the…

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Linda Braun Where Cohort 1 Participants are From
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Linda Braun How to Use our Community of Practice (CoP)
Posted by Linda Braun
Video 1 : Getting started with our CoP Video 2 : Reading and responding to posts Video 3 : How to post a discussion/topic.
Linda Braun Presentations and Resources from Future Ready Cohort 1 Meeting in Atlanta
Posted by Linda Braun
Presentations and resources from the sessions in Atlanta are available. I'll continue to add them as I receive them: World Cafe slides from Sandra Hughes-Hassell Dru and Cassi's PowerPoint on…
Annie Miller Ideas from ALA Midwinter
Posted by Annie Miller
After the workshop, I stayed on for the conference, running into Amy Straube at a few sessions. (Amy I hope you got home alright. I landed in a sleet storm and white knuckled it home at 35 mph.) A…
Laura Pitts Introduction
Posted by Laura Pitts
Hey everyone! It is so hard to believe that it's been over a week since Atlanta! I don't know if you all are like me but it takes me a while to get back in the swing of things. Just a quick…

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