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Children and young adults department is often the colourful, cozy haven in the library. Libraries designed for children and YA awake imagination and welcome all visitors.
New Project: Collecting and displaying Best Practices for library services for children and young adults16 August 2016
Read the description and participate!
Section's most recent article collection is online.
Submit your proposal by 2 May 2016
Theme: libraries supporting mental, social and physical wellbeing
The theme next Section's online Newsletter is Libraries supporting mental, social and physical wellbeing. Call for articles is now open!
Satellite meeting before WLIC 2016: Child and Youth Reading in the Transition to a Digital Culture: Emerging Perspectives on the Role of Libraries1 December 2015
IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults, collaborating with the local Organizing Committee of Orradre Library, Santa Clara University and I-school, San José State University organizes a satellite meeting before IFLA WLIC 2016. The call for papers is now open. Read more and send your proposal!
Statement: Social Media, Children and Young Adults @ the Library - Safety, Privacy and Online Behavior29 October 2015
IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults has published a statement on safe usage of social media for children and young adults. The document offers tips on protecting safety and privacy online as well as good online behavior.
Call for Poster Session Applications – IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 – Columbus, OH, USA29 October 2015
Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions?
The IFLA Children and Young Adults Section is revising the Guidelines for Children's Library Services. The new Guidelines will promote and encourage the development of effective library services for children by giving guidance to the international library community about children's needs and rights on information, literacy and reading.
How libraries for children and young adults are supporting development by providing access to information - Section's brief on a larger statement13 July 2015
The Gosford City Library team was thrilled to launch the IFLA “World Through Picture Books” exhibition at Erina Library on March 5th 2015. The author and illustrator Bruce Whatley entertained a large audience of children’s literature professionals including a large contingent of librarians, and teacher librarians, as well as interested community members.
"15 to 20 year olds reading across the world: Why? Where? How?" Young people between 15 and 20 years old around the world live in very different geographic, social, economic, every-day life conditions. Some attend secondary school or university, some work, some both study and work and some do not study nor work. How can 15-20 year olds that do not read be led to reading? What roles can be played by physical and digital libraries, by schools and cultural institutions, by associations and work places? Read the personal review of the IFLA satellite conference Section held in Paris, France 2014.
Travelling exhibition of picture books "The World through Pictube Books" was presented in Erina Library, Gosford NSW Australia. See the article for impressions and photos.