Children as Readers: how library services help young people discover the pleasures of literature (INE0232)

Venue: Bretby Conference Centre

Location: Bretby, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Dec 01, 2002 End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2002
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This event presents an exciting and stimulating opportunity for children's and education library managers to come together, to explore the role of library services in helping children and young people discover the pleasures of literature and develop as readers.
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
Participant profile
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.
Event Directors
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:

Linda Banner
Associate Director Promotions & Marketing, The Watts Publishing Group

Catherine Blanshard
Head of Libraries and Information, Leeds City Council

Aidan Chambers
Medal winning author and recipient of the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen award

Barry Cunningham
Managing Director, The Chicken House

Jonathan Douglas
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

Tricia Kings
Project Manager, Consultant, Trainer, Library Services for Young People

Elaine McQuade
Marketing Director, Puffin Books

Martin Molloy
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


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Additional Information

Fully residential fee: £1400 The fee will include: 5 nights’ accommodation from from Sunday 1 December 2002 to Thursday 5 December 2002 inclusive, in an ensuite bedroom all meals from dinner on Sunday 1 December 2002 to lunch on Friday 6 December 2002. full professional programme social programme (including opening reception) welcome and farewell packs (containing programme, speakers’ notes, local information etc) group photograph experienced Event Manager in daily attendance throughout the event emergency medical insurance.