[kids-lib] FYI: international meeting for children librarians at Bologna Bookfair 2010

Katie Anderson anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Feb 11 08:44:49 PST 2010

Hello!  I just received the following email about an opportunity to attend an international meeting on Library Services for Children and Young Adults at the International Children's Book Fair in Bologna.  The meeting is sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).  More information about IFLA can be found on their website: http://www.ifla.org/.  More information about the International Children's Book Fair can be found online at: http://www.bookfair.bolognafiere.it/en/. 

Please contact Marian Koren (koren at npla.nl) for more information, and to register to attend.     

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

Bologna Children's Book Fair
24th of March 2010,  10.00 - 12.30 hrs 
Sala Melodia, Centro Servizi - blocco B- 1st floor 
INVITATION to JES: Join - Enjoy - Share              

Painting: Lisette Koren

Dear colleagues,
On the occasion of the International Bologna Children's Book Fair 2010, we would like to extend the possibilities of exchange among children's librarians. We, 30 librarians from the Netherlands, will be there for the fourth time as a group. Therefore, the Netherlands Public Library Association would  like to welcome you at a get together and learn more about your ideas and activities; therefore, say yes and join: 
the International Meeting of (Children's) Librarians in Bologna
JES: Join - Enjoy - Share
Wednesday 24th of March, at 10h00 in room Sala Melodia 
. bring your library colleagues and a poster presentation with you !
We welcome you to the following programme:
10.00 hrs           Welcome by the Dutch organisers
Marian Koren, Netherlands Public Library Association
Welcome by international partners
IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section
Ingrid Bon (chair)
10.15 hrs          Reading and empowerment:
                        Meeting the 2009 Winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award: The Tamer Institute in Ramallah.
                        Ruba Totah, Tamer Institute  is a graduate of  Birzeit University (class of '07) and has her B.A. in English Literature with minors in Translation. She is currently working as a program coordinator of children's literature, and is preparing her master degree on Gender and development in Birzeit University. She has joined Tamer institute since she was 12 where she developed her love for reading and volunteerism. 
                        Tamer Institute for Community Education is an educational non-governmental non-profit organization established in 1989 as a natural and necessary response to the urgent needs of the Palestinian community during the first intifada (uprising). The programs promote reading and writing on the national and regional levels, in the development of children's literature, creative self-expression as well as youth empowerment through advocacy and community development initiatives. 
11.00 hrs          Writing and language: 
                        Meeting: Ana Maria Machado, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and is considered by the critics as one of the most complete  Brazilian contemporary writers. In 2001, she had been awarded  the Machado de Assis prize -- Brazil's most prestigious National Award in Literature, given every year to an author for the whole body of work. It focused mainly  on her books for adults. In 2000, she had won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the most important international Award given to a living children's books author for the body of her work. Her work for children has been published in 18 countries and received many awards.
11.45 hrs                       We will offer possibilities for 
.                     poster presentations; 
.                     informal discussion groups on current issues, e.g.:
-                      Models for National reading campaigns
-                      How to include non-readers in society
-                      Cultural education through children's book illustrations
-                      New literacies and the oooold book
.                     an international framework to improve quality services to children
and taste some Dutch sweets.
Distribute and register
Please, distribute this invitation to other (children's) librarians attending the Bologna Fair. We hope to meet many colleagues! You may notice your presence and poster presentation in advance to: koren at npla.nl 
See you in Bologna!
Marian Koren                                                                 Ingrid Bon
Netherlands Public Library Association                            Chair of IFLA section Libraries for Children and Young Adults
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