The ECIS Library and Information Services Committee is proud to announce its keynote speakers at ECIS Library 2018! Our keynote speakers are inspirational learners and leaders...librarians who have truly gone the distance!
John Schumacher (Mr. Schu)
Shannon McClintock Miller is a mom and wife. She served as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for 10 years. Shannon is now an international speaker and consultant who has a passion for education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. She is the Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect Spokesperson working with librarians, educators and students around the country in person and online every day. Shannon is Buncee's Teacher Librarian Advisor and Cantata Learning's Teacher Librarian Advocate.
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. She serves on AASL Best Apps, United Tools for Schools Committee; Buncee Ambassdor; FableVision Ambassador, and Social Media WRADvocate for LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day.
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, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE. In 2017, she was an AASL Social Superstar finalist. She blogs at libraryvoice.blogspot.com and tweets at @shannonmmiller.
John Schumacher (a.k.a Mr. Schu by his students and the world) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs®.
You could say every day is a giant book party for this teacher-librarian! In fact, Library Journal named him "The Xtreme Librarian" for the high level of exertion – along with some gears and stunts – he uses to get kids reading, and Instructor Magazine named him a Cool Teacher for redefining what it means to be a teacher-librarian. Having spent years as a teacher and school librarian, he is passionate about getting great books into the hands of students!
John believes in the power of libraries, the power of words, and the power of belonging to a community of learners. He believes that libraries are the heart of a school.
John served on the 2014 Newbery committee, which named the title Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures "the most distinguished contribution to children's literature." John reads an average of 2,000 children’s books a year and is active in getting the word out about great books through various social media channels and library visits. He was just featured on CBS This Morning - watch the clip here. He blogs daily at MrSchuReads.blogspot.com and tweets at @MrSchuReads.