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

  1. great work it helped me in submitting my reports, as there was no news anywhere this was the only place from where i could collect photos and information.

    librarian
    DPS Dwarka

  2. Dear Sir,

    Iam Planning to set up a Childrens library in Hyderabad. Please provide with the funding and registration details.

    Thanks
    Geethasri.G

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