In cooperation with AIB Toscana, AIB Commissione Biblioteche e Servizi per ragazzi, Biblioteche Comunali Fiorentine, DILL International Master Digital Library Learning (Università di Parma), IFLA Standing Committee Libraries for Children and Young Adults.

"Let your voice be heard: an invitation to a discussion about the new IFLA guidelines for libraries for children and young adults"

WHERE: Firenze, Biblioteca delle Oblate, Sala Conferenze
WHEN: 2018, April 13th, from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm

For the first time the IFLA Standing Committee Libraries for Children and Young Adults has its Mid Term Meeting in Italy, in Florence. After Sweden and Poland, the IFLA Committee presents the draft of the new guidelines for an exhange with the Italian librarians, invited to express their ideas about the main contents of the Guidelines.


Official greetings and Committee presentation

Keynote Speaker: Carolynn Rankin (Visiting Fellow, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom): The new Guidelines for the libraries for children and young adults

Voices from Unites States:

  • Karen Keys, (Information Coordinator  Libraries for Children and Young Adults, Coordinator, Young Adult Services, Youth & Family Services, Brooklyn Public Library, USA) Working with Teens to Create Programs at the Library
  • Marianne Martens, (Ph.D. Assistant Professor , Kent State University, School of Information, Reinberger Children's Library Center, USA): From Apps to Augmented Reality: Evaluating, Selecting, and Using Digital Reading Tools for Young People

Voices from Italy

An overview to Italy and Florence with:

  • Milena Tancredi (Governing Board Italian Library Association)
  • Grazia Asta (Florence Public Libraries Responsible)