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Learners. Leaders. Libraries Going the Distance!
February 15th - 18th, 2018
American International School of Chennai
About the Event
Dear Librarians, Tech Integrators, Teachers, and Administrators!
We have specially designed our next conference to bridge our two worlds as learners and leaders. It goes without saying that we have always been a community of learners. It's in our blood. It's because of this quest for new knowledge and new stories that we went into our profession in the first place. However, our roles in education do not end there. We find ourselves increasingly more and more in leadership roles - in our departments, grade level teams, school committees, host countries, and professional learning communities. We are not just learners. We are leaders. And, with new leadership opportunities comes a call for us to expand our repertoires. This conference is about "going the distance" to improve our game and get where we want to be - and need to be - as leaders in education today.
However, by the conference title we do not only mean "going the distance" in a figurative sense, but literally as well. For the first time in the history of any ECIS subject area committee, we are extending our reach beyond the borders of Europe; We are heading to India! We believe this great leap mirrors the true spirit of who we are as librarians - pioneers leading the way in education! As ECIS becomes more and more global, educators are answering the call to expand their horizons and embrace the whole wide world out there. Wherever we go and wherever we are, librarians are at the forefront, leading change.
We also have other plans in the works! Make sure to check back often as we will continue to add updates. But why wait? We invite you to begin exploring our conference website to get a taste of how wonderful our next ECIS library conference will be!
India is a land of inventors, great technological advances, and a long literary tradition. As a committee, we can think of no place better to take our leadership role and go more global! We look forward to welcoming you in Chennai - the "Gateway to South India!"
On behalf of the ECIS Library and Information Services Committee, kind regards, or Nandri vanakkam, as we say in Tamil!
Don't forget to check out our full event website at http://www.ecislibrary2018.com
ECIS Library and Information Services Committee Chair
Shannon McClintock Miller
Teacher Librarian Speaker, Consultant, Blogger
The Library Voice, Shannon Miller
Blogger, Lecturer, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs®