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8 October 2018

Call for Nominations for Section Standing Committees 2019-2023 is online

By Benjamin Scheffler

The Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults has 5 places to fill in the term 2019-2023. You find all information about the procedure here https://www.ifla.org/node/81922

If you know of any eligible employee in your library, talk to her/him about joining the Standing Committee and have your library benefit from international exchange. If you want to be nominated yourself, talk to your library or your library association if they will nominate you. The paragraph "What benefit is there for a nominee and their employer?" is very helpful here. The prospects of international exchange and the development of personal working skills are a great incentive for any interested person. Deadline for nominations is January 3rd-2019. 

Please have a look at the library scene in your country and think about colleagues you would recommend. An organization or library can nominate a person that is not an employee of this organization. The paragraph about "Roles and responsibilities” holds every detail about this issue. 

At the Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults there are very interesting and challenging projects to be carried out, like the Best Practices project or Sister Libraries. The World through Picture Books project is about to take a new step, and the recently updated “Guidelines for Libraries for Children” need our attention regarding translations, a condensed version and the propagation in general.

For more information about the work in our Standing Committee please contact the Standing Committee's  chair Jorun Systad jorun.systad@forde.kommune.no

Libraries for Children and Young Adults, Advocacy, Capacity building, Communication, Cooperation, Development, International cooperation, Management, Networking, Nominations, Professional development, Young adults

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