The ECIS Library and Information Services Committee is proud to announce its keynote speakers for our 8th Triennial Conference! Our keynote speakers are inspirational learners and leaders - librarians who have truly gone the distance!
John Schumacher (Mr. Schu)
Shannon McClintock Miller is an award-winning teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She speaks and consults internationally on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others, especially students. She is also the creator of numerous podcasts, webinars, and videos.
Once the K-12 district teacher librarian for the Van Meter Community School District, she is now Mackin's Transform Your School Library Spokesperson and Cantata Learning's Library Advocate and Consultant. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata Learning too.
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is part of Best Keynote and EdSpeakers.
Her awards include the Connecting People Shorty Award and the ISTE Make It Happen Award. She was also named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America and a Library Journal Mover and Shaker.
She serves on the AASL Best Websites Committee, ALA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the ALA Committee on Education. An ambassador for eduBuncee, GoNoodle, Remind, FableVision, and Canva, she is also a Social Media WRADvocate for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day. 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.