About

The 21CL Library Connection (previously Library Mini-conference) is an annual gathering for the library community.

Featuring a collection of speakers from library thought leaders, guest authors and presentations from innovative teacher librarians, this is one professional learning event for librarians, by librarians that you shouldn’t miss.

  • Welcoming

    How do we ensure our collections and programs are welcoming to students of all backgrounds and identities?

  • Community

    How can libraries foster a sense of community

  • Leadership

    Librarians as educational leaders.

  • Developing Together

    Moving from diversity and inclusion to equity and belonging

Presenters

Benefits of Attending

  • Certification with PD Hour

  • Building your Professional Network

  • Affordable PD for Whole Library Team including Library Assistants

  • Learning with Library Thought Leaders and Authors from Around the World

2022 Schedule

Based on community feedback, we are adjusting the timing as show below. As an online conference with a global audience, This schedule should allow anyone in our global community to see at least some sessions live, and of course, any missed sessions are available to watch online via our conference recordings. 

  • 4th November 2022
    Friday
  • 1pm – 5pm (+8GMT)
  • 5th November 2022
    Saturday
  • 9am – 3pm (+8GMT)
  • 6th November 2022
    Sunday
  • 9am – 12pm (+8GMT)

This year’s Library Connection will happen in the first half of 2022-23 school year and 21CLHK Online will take place in the Spring 2023.  This will enable everyone to fully engage in both events. As in previous years, your ticket to the Library Connection will get you free access to the full program at the 21CLHK Online conference. 

History

21CLHK since 2009 has had a long association with the library community, especially in international schools in Asia Pacific. Since 2018 we have hosted a focused library event as a pre-conference to the face-to-face conference, and since 2021 as a hybrid event alongside the online 21CLHK event.

Previous Presenters

Register for the upcoming event and get access to recordings of previous years events.

Miranda Paul

Miranda Paul

Award Winning Author
Steve Sostak

Steve Sostak

Co-Founder Inspire Citizens
Aaron Moniz

Aaron Moniz

Co-Founder Inspire Citizens
Kavita Tanna

Kavita Tanna

Deputy Director Inspire Citizens
Jackie French

Jackie French

Author, Ecologist, Historian, Dyslexic, Honorary Wombat
Yoshimi Horiuchi

Yoshimi Horiuchi

ARC Founder / Director
Matt Ottley

Matt Ottley

Author, Illustrator, Composer
 Isatou Ceesay

Isatou Ceesay

Gambian Activist and Social Entrepreneur