Klaudia Janek

School Librarian, International Academy

Klaudia Janek, MLIS is a school librarian at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. The International Academy is a high school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme to ALL students. She is also the IB Diploma Programme Extended Essay Coordinator. Klaudia has a BA in International Relations from Saint Josephs' College in Rensselaer, IN and earned her Library and Information Science degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Klaudia has worked in an IB setting for 20 years and has done extensive work for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. She is currently a Workshop Leader for Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) librarian workshops, where she introduces school librarians to the new world of IB if their school is in the authorization process or they are new to an already existing IB school. She also leads Extended Essay workshops, has developed curriculum content, face to face and online teacher workshops and is happy to talk IB with other educators.

Klaudia has served as president of the Michigan Association for Media in Education and spent 2 years as an AASL Affiliate Assembly delegate, chaired the AASL Francis Henne Award Committee and was appointed to the 2019-2020 AASL Presidential Task Force Committee that focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Klaudia has led several national webinars for Cengage Gale and Follett, focusing on how IB schools are utilizing various resources.

In her spare time, Klaudia spends time with her husband and two daughters heading to northern Michigan to explore the many lakes and parks "up north" offers. She runs, reads, games and is an avid Star Trek fan. She binge reads contemporary and historical romance series, science fiction and romantic suspense. She also reviews YA and children's books for a group called LIBRES.