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Library & Information Services

Welcome to the home of the ECIS Library & Information Services Special Interest Group!

We welcome all international school librarians, ECIS members and others who have an interest in international school libraries.

The purpose of the Library & Information Services special interest group is to transform practice through professional learning opportunities that feature leading practice and are evidence-led; a further goal is, where appropriate, to create a collaborative community that transforms research and/or research opportunities around particular problems of practice.

DEIJ Statement

The ECIS Library and Information Services Special Interest Group is devoted to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all of its forms. We embrace and model this within the school library context in order to have a direct impact on the learning of the entire school community.

We advocate for intellectual freedom and support learning through informed curation of resources and educational materials that promote acceptance and understanding of our diverse humanity and individual uniqueness. We encourage lifelong learning with a DEIJ perspective by promoting this thinking through our diverse library collections, instruction and communications with our community.

Lessons From the Library

Want to share best practices and engage with colleagues? Did you just finish an amazing project and want to brag about the great work you have done? The ECIS Library Committee encourages you to submit a proposal to present a webinar for our series “Lessons From the Library.” We are looking for dynamic, original proposals for workshops, panels or presentations that offer in-depth information about international school library trends and best practices that would be accessible to attendees at a variety of experience levels.

Webinar sessions run for about one hour with the presentation lasting 45 minutes and 15 minutes for Q&A. This could include exploring topics like:

  • AI in the library
  • diversity audits of the collection
  • advocacy
  • leadership
  • library policy manuals
  • book challenges
  • multilingual collections

Share your knowledge and the wonderful work you are doing in your schools. We want to celebrate you and your accomplishments!

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Guidelines for presenting an ECIS libraries webinar

Meet the committee

Rebecca Leonhard

Committee Chair

Vivienne Blake

Committee Member

Clare Brumpton

Committee Member

RESOURCES FROM 2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE