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REGION: International Schools

International Schools are found all around the world. During the IASL Annual Conference in Italy 2009, the attending group of International School librarians attempted to define what makes an international school. Join the forum to read more! Ingrid

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Discussion Forum

Information Literary versus Inquiry

Started by Ingrid Skirrow. Last reply by Eileen Hurley Sep 21, 2012. 6 Replies

Hello International School IB librarians around the world,I was sent this query ( abbreviated) and  thought it would be a good... ( apologies to all who have received it already in a different…Continue

Tags: Baccalaureate, International, IB, School, Libraries

Who will be in Doha at the IASL annual conference?

Started by Ingrid Skirrow Mar 27, 2012. 0 Replies

The IASL - International Association for School Librarianship, will be holding their annual conference in Doha, Qatar in November 2012For more details of this very worthwhile opportunity for school…Continue

ECIS Librarians Conference Istanbul

Started by Ingrid Skirrow. Last reply by Ingrid Skirrow May 17, 2011. 1 Reply

Who is attending?

IASL Annual Conference Jamaica August 2011

Started by Ingrid Skirrow Apr 9, 2011. 0 Replies

Who is attending?

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Comment by Lou Ann Bramwell-Shakes on September 20, 2011 at 2:14am
Sorry Ingrid, i have no bragging rights. Unfortunately, I did not attend the conference...missed a great opportunity. However, i will definitely post some pics later.
Comment by Ingrid Skirrow on September 20, 2011 at 1:40am

Hi again Lou Ann,

I was thinking about everyone able to get to the IASL conference in Jamaica this summer.  I expect that you were there too?

Have you got any photos to share from the conference? You could try posting them.  -  go on - make us all jealous!


( based in Vienna, Austria !)

Comment by Lou Ann Bramwell-Shakes on September 20, 2011 at 1:18am
Hi, thanks for the warm welcome. I am from the beautiful island of Jamaica where i serve in  the capacity of Teacher-Librarian at Hayes Primary and Junior High School. Looking forward to great networking with other library professionals.
Comment by Ingrid Skirrow on September 20, 2011 at 12:57am

Hi - just got a message that we have a new member of this group -

Welcome to Lou Ann Bramwell-Shakes. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself - i.e. where abouts in the world are you based; name of school; your role there?

Look forward to hearing about you,


( IASL Regional Director: International Schools)


Comment by Ingrid Skirrow on May 4, 2011 at 8:19pm

One week to go until the ECIS Librarians Conference in Istanbul.  I soooo excited!

Look forward to seeing lots of IASL members at the IASL session.

Bye for now,


Comment by Ingrid Skirrow on April 9, 2011 at 3:06am

Dear International School Region members,

How are you all?  what are you doing at the moment.  I have been quite busy this last March - I was organiser at a PYP workshop here in Vienna for my old school, then I went off to German for a week to finish setting up a brand new library from scratch (just heard they had a fabulous and successful grand-opening today); following that I was in Geneva to receive some more training from the IB as a school visitor.

Soon it will be the Easter Break and following that - Yipee! - the ECIS Librarians conference in Istanbul. Who else will be there from this group?

Yes, yes - I know that you will have to be there John!

By the way are you all up to date with your IASL subscriptions for this year?  I hope so - though I did get into a little minor panic just know wondering about my own subscription.

Although I will not be able to get to the IASL annual conference in Jamaica this year - I am planning for Qatar the following year.


Anyone of you in Jamaica this year?


Look forward to hearing from you all,



Comment by Ingrid Skirrow on December 17, 2010 at 1:19am

PS. Don't forget the ECIS Librarians Conference in Istanbul May 13-15th 2011.

Only 4 more days of the special 'early bird' conference special payments: Read all about it on:-


Hope to see you there!  I have just booked myself in.....  who else will be there?

Comment by Ingrid Skirrow on December 17, 2010 at 1:12am

Hi everyone,

Its December and lots of people are nearly on holiday for the Christmas or Winter break.  Hope you have all had a chance to look at the photos from the IASL dinner in Brisbane that I posted a while ago.

I would like to wish everyone a lovely long rest and break from your school library and hope to hear from you during the holidays or after.

Here in Vienna, Austria we have minus 5 temperature and lots and lots of snow. We are really gearing ourselves for the Christmas and New Year Festivities.

"Frohes Fest" (Happy Festival) and "Frohe Weihnachten" (Happy Christmas) and

also "Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr 2011" ( have a good slide into the New Year!)

Best Wishes,  Ingrid

Comment by Antony Chiwaka on July 21, 2010 at 5:54pm
Hi there

I'm a Librarian with a private school here in harare, Zimbabwe. We have students from other countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. I don't know whether my school qualifies to be an international school.
Comment by Penny White on June 20, 2010 at 3:02pm
Hello all,
I am the Infant School Librarian at St Christophers School in hot and humid Bahrain. We have just joined the IASL so won't be coming to the conference. Just thinking about the question What is an International School? We have over 100 nationalities here so extremely multicultural - for us the definition would be - a fee paying school that follows the curriculum of another country from the one in which it is based, that encourages and promotes harmony and multi-culturalism as well as respect and tolerance for all people.
How does that sound?

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