Apply Now for ‘Reaching Out’ School Librarian Cohort

Aug 22, 2018

Update: the application window will close on September 14 instead of October 1. Please submit your application by September 14 to be considered for selection.

You may have seen the recent announcement on Reaching Out, a free professional development program. Wyoming school librarians are now invited to apply for this three-year cohort program, designed to enhance skills in the digital world.

Detailed program information and application.
Deadline to apply is October 1 September 14, 2018.

Thirteen school librarians from Wyoming, as well as 13 each from North Dakota and South Dakota, will participate in the cohort. Through face-to-face and virtual learning, participants will gain expertise in utilizing Open Educational Resources (OER) and be prepared to serve as digital leaders in the school environment, benefiting students, parents, and faculty. Skills gained will also support development of student learning objectives and teacher professional growth plans.

The professional development provided by Reaching Out is free; travel stipends and hotel costs are covered for the face-to-face trainings, and travel stipends and conference registration are covered for the TIE conferences. In addition, participants will receive 4 graduate credits per year for completing the professional development.

The program begins in October 2018 and participants must commit to the entire cohort, through June, 2021. More information is available from Julie Erickson at

TIE, in collaboration with the Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota State Libraries, is coordinating the program, free to librarians, thanks in part to an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant RE-7018-0050-18. 

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