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Conference Session 140

Young adults and libraries : innovation, involvement, self-realization

Libraries for Children and Young Adults

Congress track 5: Ideas, innovations, anticipating the new.

20 August 2013 13:30 - 17:00 | Off-site

  • The library as a lifestyle - new standards of young peoples' library behaviour
    IRINA MIKHNOVA (Russian State Library for Young Adults, Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Ladder of participation – a tool for evaluating young people's involvement to library services, actions and plans
    ULLA PÖTSÖNEN (Finnish Library Association Youth library workgroup, Finland)
  • L’espace Nouvelle Génération à la Bpi: de l’enquête au projet
    MÉLANIE ARCHAMBAUD (Bibliothèque Publique d'Information, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France)
  • Performance: interactive storytelling
    MELANIE ABAD (National Library of the Philippines, Children's section, Manila, Philippines)
  • The new young adults: Innovative ways to start and graduate them from YA fiction
    LISA VON DRASEK (Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota, USA)

There will be conducted tours of the Jurong Regional Library during the session. Jurong Regional Library is the largest public library in Singapore and features a dedicated space for young adults called Verging All Teens, and an extensive collection to serve users from the region with more specialised information needs. The session will also include a gallery walk of the National Library Board’s services for young adults and a tour of MOLLY, our mobile library.

Special Note: Coaches will be available after the session to transport participants to the Cultural Evening Venue at Sentosa island.

As seats are limited, participants are required to register for this event at IFLA secretariat at the conference venue in Singapore!

Jurong Regional Library, 21 Jurong East Centra 1.
(The library is located within walking distance from the Jurong East Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, and opposite the JCube shopping mall.)

How to get there:
By train to the nearest MRT station: Jurong East (NS1/EW2) on the North-South or East West MRT lines.

Please refer to for a location map of Jurong Regional Library and more public transport information.

Kirsten Boelt

Last update: 26 June 2013