Libraries for Children and Young Adults : Call for Papers Singapore 2013

Future Libraries – Future Librarians – Future Skills :
Directions for the education and training of children and youth librarians – the challenge of identifying competences and encouraging professional development in the digital age

Library services for children and young people are at their most effective and inspiring with enthusiastic, highly skilled staff. The range of skills required to be effective in the role can be overwhelming, and the target user group is incredibly diverse, as young people move through many developmental stages from 0 to 18 years, with huge diversity in their changing interests and needs. It is a dynamic and innovative area of the profession and this presents challenges for professional education, training and development. What competences are needed today? How are education and training helping librarians to acquire them?

Proposals for papers must be sent before February 4th 2013 to Kirsten Boelt

Complete information for submitting proposals