IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units invite proposals for their joint satellite meeting Reading Journeys: exploring the journeys into and through reading for children and adults to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on the 12th and 13th August 2020 prior to the 86th IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland 15 – 21st August 2020.

What role does the library have in supporting an individual’s Reading Journey? This is the question we will address through our exciting programme which will comprise a combination of keynote speakers and targeted papers. The four IFLA Professional Units who are hosting this Satellite meeting are deeply committed to reading, literacy and learning, to supporting IFLA’s Global Vision for Libraries and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also recognise that libraries need to update their roles in this digital age. 

Over the two days of the meeting delegates will have the opportunity to spend time with colleagues and to share and learn from others’ experiences. The expected audience is likely to include public library staff, cultural workers, students and scholars, other professionals working in the information industry and government representatives.

Join us in Oxford this August!