Children as Readers: how library services help young people discover the pleasures of literature (INE0232)
Venue: Bretby Conference Centre
|Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2002||End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2002|
Research has shown, both the impact that reading can have, on the social, intellectual and emotional development of children and young people and the important contribution of library services in supporting reading access.
This seminar will enable participants to discuss key issues with experts in the field, to increase their awareness of new developments, and to share and explore best practice and innovation. It will also enable participants to interact with key UK children's authors and publishers and to go away with new ideas and plans for the future development of their own services.
Key topics include:
The role of libraries in supporting the reading development of children & young people
Key issues around the provision and use of ICT in libraries
Major trends and developments in British children's literature, publishing and bookselling
Information and training provision for librarians working with children and their families
The seminar will be of interest to senior children's and schools library policy and decision makers, to those working in the field of education whose responsibilities include supporting and improving children's reading development and to children's and schools librarians responsible for delivering library services and promoting literature to children and young people.
Annie Everall OBE, BA Hons Lib, MCLIP is Service Manager, Young People and Policy Development, Libraries and Heritage Department, Derbyshire County Council, responsible for the strategic development of public and school library services for children and young people. She previously developed and managed the ground breaking Centre for the Child library in Birmingham and was also Director of the Young Readers UK children's literature festival. She is a past Chair of the Youth Libraries Group, is a Councillor on the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals Council, and is on the boards of various national research projects and reading initiatives. She is a children's book reviewer and the author of articles on children's books and library initiatives. Annie is a previous winner of the T.C Farries Publicity and Public Relations Award for Personal PR Achievement and in June 2001 was awarded the OBE for Services to Children's Libraries.
Teresa Scragg MA, BLS Hons, MCLIP is Head of Children's and Schools Library Services, Solihull Libraries and Arts. She has over 25 years experience working with children's books and libraries. She worked in a number of specialist children's librarians posts for Birmingham Libraries - Deputy Central Children's Librarian, Children's Librarian for the Inner Ring Zone and Children & Youth Librarian with special responsibility for children under five. She was involved in the pilot Bookstart project in Birmingham and continues to be involved in projects to encourage children to read and use libraries from the earliest age. She is an officer on the Youth Libraries Group of the Chartered Institute of library and Information Professionals. She is currently the Co-ordinator for the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards and a reviewer for the School Librarian journal.
Expected contributors to the seminar will include:
Associate Director Promotions & Marketing, The Watts Publishing Group
Head of Libraries and Information, Leeds City Council
Medal winning author and recipient of the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen award
Managing Director, The Chicken House
Professional Adviser, Youth & School Libraries, Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP)
Professor Judith Elkin
Dean of Faculty, Computing, Information and English, University of Central England
Dr Mel Gibson
Senior Lecturer, Media & Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland
Project Manager, Consultant, Trainer, Library Services for Young People
Marketing Director, Puffin Books
Director, Libraries & Heritage Department, Derbyshire County Council and President of the Society of Chief Librarians
Professor Kim Reynolds
Professor of Children's Literature and Director of the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature, University of Surrey Roehampton
Panel Of Poets
Paul Cookson, Joan Dean, Nick Toczek
List of contributors may be subject to change