Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon will present 3 sessions on Wednesday and three on Thursday. Read more about the sessions below.

“​You Have What It Takes To Be A Future Ready Librarian!”

What does it mean to be a Future Ready Librarian? How will being a Future Ready Librarian affect my library, school, teachers and especially my students? What can I do to become a Future Ready Librarian today? 

These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative. They are also questions we ask ourselves everyday as we embrace our roles within the library and school community. In this session, Shannon McClintock Miller will explore the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, and more. 

Everyone will have a voice in the engaging conversation as we become Future Ready Librarians together! You will leave this session knowing you have what it takes to be a Future Ready Librarian and having an action plan in your hands.

“25 Best Websites & Apps That Rocked In 2019!”

Every year, the American Association of School Librarians Best Websites and Apps For Teaching and Learning Committees select websites and apps that will enhance classrooms and libraries. 

Join this session and learn about the winners. Shannon McClintock Miller will focus on amazing websites and apps. It will be a fast paced presentation which will leave you with plenty of ideas and wonderful bookmarks and handouts to take with you back to your students, teachers, and school community.”

“Let’s Bring Literacy To Life Through Making and Technology!”

As librarians and teachers, we cultivate amazing places in our libraries and classrooms for making through Makerspaces and opportunities using technology. Have you thought about how literacy, such as picture and chapter books, fit into these opportunities and Makerspaces? Shannon McClintock Miller will show you how to bring literacy to life through making and with digital tools and apps, in a fun, creative and exciting session that will be filled with project ideas, wonderful books that encourage making, meaningful moments to tie in STEAM and so much more. She will leave you inspired to bring making to your classroom and library through literacy every day too.

“Lead From The Library With Creative Branding and Marketing”

Now is the time for librarians to lead, and leadership takes strategy and courage! With creative advocacy and branding, you can bring your library story to life, while leading within your school community and throughout the world like never before. In this workshop, Shannon McClintock Miller will share advocacy and branding ideas and strategies designed to empower you to share your library story, goals and vision in memorable, effective and valuable ways. Shannon will also share the why and the how of library advocacy and branding, while taking a look at specific resources and examples to communicate your story. You will have a chance to work on your brand and advocacy efforts too!

“Collaboration: The Librarians Superpower!”   

Collaboration is the librarians greatest superpower! Working with the entire school community, they can support and encourage change in both large and small ways. This session will highlight how collaboration works within Shannon McClintock Miller’s school to enhance learning, creativity, student voice, develop empathy and kindness and have a lot of fun along the way. Participants will experience collaboration and have the chance to explore how they can bring these ideas back to their communities and professional networks.

“Giving Students a Voice Through Social Media, Technology, and Opportunities!


Our students love being engaged and connected to their learning, passions and others through technology including digital tools, apps and social media.  Technology can empower students’ creativity and innovation; problem solving skills and critical thinking; communication and collaboration; and research and information fluency.  In this workshop, Shannon will share several digital tools, apps and platforms that fit into these different categories giving you a chance to try them out too. You will leave with a digital tool box that will help you empower every student through technology giving them the opportunity to shine within your classroom, community and throughout the world.

Shannon McClintock Miller is the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson working with librarians, educators and students around the world every day as an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon brings a special expertise and vision to conversations around school libraries, education, technology, creativity and student voice.

Shannon also serves as Buncee’s Teacher Librarian Advisor, Cantata Learning’s Teacher Librarian Advocate and Author and a Participate Author. Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums including ISTE, School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. She recently published her first 4 children’s books about library skills with Cantata Learning and is working on the next series which is due out in the fall of 2018.

In 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award and was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators projects partnered with the US Department of Education. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE. In 2018, she received the AASL Social Media Superstar Leadership Luminary.

And her most favorite roles of all….She is the mom to three amazing children and lucky wife of Eric’s.

You can find Shannon at @shannonmmiller on Twitter and Instagram and by following her blog,