International Conference on Children’s Libraries: Building a Book culture

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International Conference on Children’s Libraries: Building a Book culture

4-6 February 2010, New Delhi

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CHIEF GUEST

Hon’able Dr A P J ABDUL KALAM

FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA

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Release of AWIC Publications

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AWIC Honour Awards

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Dr. Manga Devi, Reading promotion

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Prof. S. Sivadas, Author

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Dr. Jagannath Mohanty, Researcher

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Inaugural Address :Hon’able Dr A P J ABDUL KALAM

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Children from Manipur meets Dr. Kalam

 

Session 1

Developing Libraries for Children

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Public Libraries

Ingrid Kallstrom Nilsson, Pia Cronholm Children’s librarians,Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Sook Hyeun Lee,Director,
National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul

School Libraries

Madhu Bhargava, Dean, Library and Information Technology,GD Goenka World School, New Delhi

Libraries for Special Children 

Madhavi Menon,Social activist in children’s education

Home Libraries -Bunko libraries

Takao Muryama ,Former Director-General of Children’s Literature, National ,Diet Library, Tokyo

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Sixteen Kendriya Vidyalaya Librarians from different parts of the country participated the conference

 

Library Activities

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AWIC Nutan Marathi School and Anand Van Library, Play: Based on Book

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Pan Poi: Library project, Pune

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Murti Bunanta, President of the Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature, Indonesia

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Story reading from her book to children

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IBBY ASAHI AWARDEES

Ms. Chanthason

The Reading Promotion Project by ‘Action with Lao Children’, Japan

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AWIC Play

Children of the Magic Pen’ directed by Feisal Alkazi

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5th February 2010

Session 2

Suitable Reading Material for Children’s Libraries

Chairperson: Nuzhat Hassan, Director, National Book Trust (NBT)

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The Role of Publishers

Arvind Kumar,Publisher, A & A Book Trust, New Delhi

The Role of Illustrators

Elizabeth Lee, Associate Professor, Language and Literacy, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Canada

The Role of Authors 

Ken Spillman, Award winning Author, Australia

The Role of Translators

Varsha Das, Author, Translator,Director, National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi

Session 3

Children’s Library Services

Chairperson: Dr. S.P. Singh, Department of Library Science and Information, University of Delhi

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The Role of Librarians

Ingrid Bon, Chairperson, Section IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults, Netherlands

The Hook to Reading

Felicia Chan, Associate Librarian, National Library Board, Singapore

Selection of Books 

Ramani Rao, Librarian, B.C.Roy Children’s Library, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi

Mobile Libraries

Dr. Manga Devi, Founder, Sri Venkateswar Bal Kutir, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Children’s Library Services

Ziba Mirzapur, House of Librarians, Iran

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Library Activities

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AWIC Library Vivekanand Trust

Mr. Mundayoor , Arunachal Pradesh

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Short skits by children from Arunachal Pradesh

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Pratham, New Delhi:  Storytelling through flip chart

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IBBY-ASAHI Awardees

Mrs. Monika Chojnacka, Managing Director, ‘All of Poland Reads to Kids’ Foundation, Poland

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Mr. Dashdondog Jambyn:Mongolian Children’s Mobile Library’,Mongolia

 

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Ballet by children of ‘Amar Jyoti’

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Ballet by children of ‘Amar Jyoti’

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Ballet by children of ‘Amar Jyoti’

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Ballet by children of ‘Amar Jyoti’

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Group dance by children of ‘Delhi Society for Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children’

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Group song by children of ‘Delhi Society for Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children’

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6th February 2010

Session 4

Children’s Libraries as Catalysts of Social Change

Chairperson: Chetna Kohli, Programme Officer (Education), UNICEF

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Books where there are None

Sunisha Ahuja,‘Room To Read’ Regional Programme Director, Asia Region

Reading for Recovery

Murti Bunanta, President of the Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature, Indonesia

Changing Attitudes

Rukmani Banerjee ,Pratham

NGO Libraries
Nirmala Pendharkar, Convener, ‘Pan Poi’ Children’s Library,Pune

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Session 5

Children’s Libraries without Borders

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A Book Culture to Build Bridges  (Promotion of universal values)

Indra Nath Chowdhery ,Former Chairperson, Nehru House, London; Secretary, Sahitya Academy, New Delhi

Strategies for Promoting Reading through Parents

Hafsah Yasin ,Senior Librarian, National Library Board, Singapore

Digital Libraries to Promote Reading/ Library Services

Barbara Scharioth, Former Director, International Youth Library, Munich

One World One Dream  (Promotion of friendship, tolerance and peace)

Ellis Vance, Librarian; Treasurer, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

 

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AWIC Library Pashchim Vihar Library and Ankur Library

Guess the Story

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Dr AV Baliga Memorial Trust, Narela, Qawwali

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Sook Hyeun Lee, Director, National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul

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IBBY-Asahi Awardee

Nombulelo BabaFirst Words in Print Project’, South Africa

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Group song

 

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION

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Vote of thanks

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Should Your Library Have a Social Media Policy?

The benefits of establishing a social media presence are becoming increasingly apparent as companies such as Dell share their success stories, but we’ve also heard tales of embarrassing Facebook mishaps, hothead Twitterers, and outspoken bloggers. In a time when the distinction between personal and professional realms is fading and seemingly everyone has a Facebook or Twitter profile, a social media policy is a useful way to set some ground rules for employees with regard to their online activities. It’s also a reminder that the content that they post isn’t private and may ultimately reflect on the organization.

A social media policy can help establish clear guidelines for staff members who are posting on behalf of the organization as well as employees with personal social media accounts. There are also standards being created for users, letting them know what’s acceptable to post to an organization’s blog and community pages”.

Read the full article by

Ellyssa Kroski  on School Library Journal

International Conference on Academic Libraries, ICAL 2009

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International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL-2009) started on 5th October 2009 at the University of Delhi. Dr. Ellen R. Tise, President, IFLA, delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Knowledge Commission, India was the Chief Guest of the event. He released the conference volume (Globalizing Academic Libraries, Vision 2020 (two parts)) and souvenir.

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Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, chaired the function. Welcome address was by Prof. S.K.Tandon, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dr. S. Majumdar, University Librarian, Delhi University proposed the vote of thanks.

Indian Institute of Library and Information Science

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Constitution of the National Library CommissionNational Census on Libraries and the establishment of Indian Institute of Library and Information Science were the main recommendations on libraries given by the National Knowledge Commission in 2006, said Dr. Sam Pitroda. After much deliberations, it is going to be materialise. The Government has accepted the recommendations. He elucidated the prime role of libraries in the making of India as a knowledge powerhouse of the future. He observed that as the IT initiatives which took place in 1980s revolutionized the country to made it a telecom major, the recommendations by the National Knowledge Commission will change the face of Indian education and information sectors by the next twenty years.

Pre-Conference Programme

Tutorial on Virtual Reference

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Ms.Susan McGlamery, QuestionPoint (24/7 Reference services), Senior Product Manager, OCLC, Ohio, USA,

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Short video recordings show on QuestionPoint

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Hands on Practice on the software

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Panel Discussion and Question Hour                                                                                                                              (Ms.Susan McGlamery and Dr. Ratnakar)

 

Gold speakers and the words of wisdom

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Plenary Address

Prof. David F. Kohl, Dean and University Librarian,Emiritus, US, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Acedemic Librarianship :Toward a new understanding of the Library Mission

Technical Sessions

Vision and Roles

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Prof. J L Sardana, Former HOD, DLIS, Univ. of Delhi and Prof. David F. Kohl

User centric services

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Mrs. Kalpana Dasgupta ,Former Director, Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi and Dr. Hazel Woodward

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Dr. Hazel Woodward

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Keynote

Mrs. Kalpana Dasgupta : Towards an Inclusive Knowledge society: Role of joint use libraries in Indian Academic and Public Library sectors

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Prof. John Dolan and Dr. E. Rama Reddy, Former Librarian, Univ. of Hyderabad

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Prof. John Dolan : Transformation through action: making the case for libraries in the knowledge economy

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Question Time

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Dr. Swati Bhattacharyya  and Prof. Chao-chen Chen, Prof. and Univ. Librarian,National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, province of China

Keynote

Dr. Swati Bhattacharyya :Information Literacy Programs through Faculty-Librarian Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges of an Emerging Knowledge Society

Paper presentations

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ICAL Gold Speaker Talk

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Mr. Jay Jordon: Collaboration in the Cloud – Web Scale for Libraries

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Mr. Jay Jordon and Prof. Dr. Ursula Georgy

Panel Discussion

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Chair : Prof. Carol Tenopir

Panelists : Dr. Jagdish Arora; Mr. David Fisher; Mr. Stephen Barr; Mr. Lee Beng; and Dr. Sathyanarayana

 

Cultural Programme

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Kathak solo recital

V. Anuradha Singh

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Together we can go far

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Plenary Address

Prof. Carol Tenopir, Professor, School of Information Science, Univ. of Tennessee and Prof. A. Tikekar

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Prof. Carol Tenopir: Measuring the Value and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries

Technical Sessions

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Strategic Roles of Academic Libraries

Chair: Prof. Jagtar Singh

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KeyNote: Dr. Hazel Woodward

Digital Collections and Services : The future role of academic libraries

Paper presentations

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Prof. Laxman Rao

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ICAL Gold Speaker Talk

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Chair: Dr. Ellen Remona Tise, President, IFLA

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Janice R. Lachance,SLA : Opportunities for Collaboration for Academic Libraries

 

ICAL Gold Speaker Talk

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Chair:  Mr. M.C. Raghvan

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Prof Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian, Yele University, US :                                                                          Digital Libraries in the 21st Century Global Environment

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Mr. M.C. Raghvan

 

Formal Welcome to

Ellen Ramona Tise, President IFLA

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Dr. Ellen Ramona Tise, President, IFLA

 

Vice Chancellors’ Panel Discussion

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Chair : Prof. B. L. Mungekar

Panelists : Prof. Deepak Pental, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi; Prof. Raj Shekhar Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU; Prof. Dilip K. Bandyopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, GGSIP University;  Dr. Ellen Ramona Tise, President, IFLA

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Prof. Raj Shekhar Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU

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Dr. Ellen Ramona Tise, President, IFLA

 

Poster Presentations

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Cultural Programme

(by the students of Delhi University)

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ICAL-2009: Well planned, scrupulously executed and truly historical !

 

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Plenary Address

Chair: Dr. Enuconde Rama Reddy

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 Prof. Dr. Ursula Georgy: Library Education in Europe and Paradigm Shift in Curricula

Keynotes

Chair: Dr. A.R.D. Prasad

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Prof. Gobinda G. Chowdhury : Towards the conceptual model of a Content Service Network

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Prof. Michael Fraser : Towards the conceptual model of a new knowledge infrastructure

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Dr. L.J. Haravu : Emerging initiatives in Library Management Systems

 

ICAL Gold Speaker Talk

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Chair: Mrs Kalpana Dasgupta

Speaker : Prof. Chao-chen Chen: Transforming Libraries in Generation G

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Satellite Group Discussions

Sponsor’s pavilions

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Open House

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Mrs. Kalpana Dasgupta on School Libraries

Concluding Session and Valedictory Function

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The baton handed over to the Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad

ICAL became institutionalised.

Next International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL 2011) will be held at the University of Hyderabad.

 

Mission accomplished !

Vote of thanks

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Dr. Suprabhat Majumdar,Organizing Secretary and University Librarian, University of Delhi