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Welcome to the Project READY homepage!

Project READY is a three-year program funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that aims to create professional development for school librarians and other educators focused on racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy.

Over the 2017-2018 school year, Project READY staff worked with teams of school librarians, literacy coaches, and classroom teachers in Wake County, North Carolina to implement the professional development curriculum. The video below features takeaways from some of our participants.


The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, and Wake County (NC) Public Schools (WCPSS) have been awarded a three-year Continuing Education Project grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a comprehensive, research-based professional development curriculum that includes a suite of blended professional development experiences for school librarians, classroom teachers, and school literacy coaches that focuses on cultural competence, culturally relevant pedagogy and equity literacy.

On this site, you can: 

As we develop curricular materials, including the online version of the Project READY PD, we will share or link to those materials from this site.

Our Timeline

We will share our progress on this website as we work to create, implement, and share the Project READY curriculum.

Literature Review: Summer and Fall 2016
100% Complete
Face-to-Face Curriculum Development: Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
100% Complete
Curriculum Implementation with WCPSS: Summer 2017 – Spring 2018
100% Complete
Development and Implementation of Online Curriculum: Spring 2018 – Spring 2019
100% Complete