About Project

About Project

Northeastern State University’s Project I’M READY is sponsored by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Category 5, Programs to Build Institutional Capacity.

Project I’M READY has two primary goals. The first project goal is to educate 21st century school librarians to serve in culturally diverse, high poverty rural areas of Oklahoma, serving Native American students. The second project goal is to develop and disseminate culturally sensitive, digital curriculum and learning resources to improve K-12 pedagogy in the targeted areas. Project I’M READY’s goals will be accomplished by attaining four objectives expressed as institutional outcomes.

The program operates under an Advisory Board representing the major partnering and supporting stakeholders in this program. Board members provide oversight, guidance, and advice to the project directors as it relates to the specific program outcomes.

Advisory Board Membership:

Ms. Rebecca Brant | Cherokee Nation
Ms. Adrienne Butler | Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Dr. Peggy Lisenbee | College of Education
Mr. Tony Thomas | Superintendant of Public Schools





Kids in Library looking at books on the shelf

Two kids looking at books on a library shelf