New in 2021: Safer Internet Day

The Safer Internet Day working group started with an initiative at the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) Athens in August 2019. With support from Valensiya Dresvyannikova (IFLA Policy and Research Officer) the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section formed a working group with 12 Section members from 11 countries in 2020. This group includes a mix of practicing librarians, library consultants, and researchers in the field—all who work with children and young adults in different ways.

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Best Practices for library services for children and young adults

Best Practices may be events, reading promotions, campaigns, outreaches, partnerships, innovative use of library space or some other aspect of library services. The examples hopefully serve as a source of inspiration, benchmarking and a way to reach other library professionals for advice and discussion. The project has two parts: a YouTube video playlist for showcasing the variety of actions and later some examples collected on Section web pages.

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Sister Libraries for children’s & young adult’s reading

It is a programme for children’s libraries to build a partnership, exchange views and experiences, collaborate and develop joint programs for children’s and YA’s reading and literacy. The libraries need not be IFLA members. More important is, that the twinning is embedded in the institutions – it is not just something the librarian does on a personal basis.

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The World through picture books

Showing librarians’ favourite books from their country. It can be used:

  • As a way of celebrating and promoting the language, cultures and quality of children’s book publishing from each country;
  • By countries wishing to purchase books from other countries and looking for popular and “multi-cultural” titles;
  • By Sister Libraries as a way of exploring the children’s literature of their Sister Library country.

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Other activities

The section members are encouraged to contribute to the section’s efforts to improve library services for children and young adults by joining at least one of the working groups and/or teams. The working groups look after the various projects, while the teams take over internal tasks which help to run a successful section.

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Past projects