IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 – Satellite Conference Singapore 23 August

The Satellite Conference was organized by the Library Services to People with Special Needs and Libraries for Children and Young Adults Sections in collaboration with the National Library Board, and held at the National Library Building, Singapore

More information is available at the conference web-page.

Keynote Address

Hiroshi Kawamura – Why Universal Literacy Matters for Children and Young Adults with Specific Needs


Renee Grassi – Stronger Together: Successful Community Partnerships Serving Youth with Special Needs in American Public Libraries

Aya Makino – Promoting a Reading Environment for Children with Dyslexia in Japan

Maria Alekseeva and Ekaterina Vasileva – Library as an Inclusive Space, Librarian as a Social Curator

Verena Lee – Building Inclusive Public Libraries in Singapore

Raymond Pun and Lynn T. Nguyen – Disabilities Represented in American Children's Books Today: Case Studies and Lessons to Learn to Promote Library Outreach Services for Children with Special Needs

Lisa Wadors Verne and Brad Turner – Providing Accessible eBooks and Braille for Students and Young Adults: What You Can Do

Richard Wanjohi – Promoting Information Access for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs: A Case of Meru County KNLS Library, Kenya


Papers will be made available after the 2018 IFLA Conference