Making Community Connections

Moderated by Shannon McClintock Miller, this webinar examines how teacher librarians can cultivate partnerships within the school and local community to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process.

Sue Kowalski shares 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 library.

Gina Seymour explains 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. 


  • Shannon M. Miller, Future Ready Libraries & Project Connect Spokesperson, The Library Voice
  • Susan Kowalski, School Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School
  • Gina Seymour, School Library Media Specialist, Islip High School Library