Conference session: "If I was the director..."


24 August 2009


Milan, Italy


Theme: If I was the director..... – How to create/design/decorate libraries for children and young adults in the 21st century

Session 103 of the World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy. General theme: "Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage".

Excerpt from the Call for papers:
Half-day session hosted by the Library Buildings and Equipment Section and the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section.

How can a children's/young adults' library or area be designed in order to

  • inspire creativity
  • create spaces for play
  • create spaces in which to socialise
  • facilitate learning activities
  • encourage reading
  • ensure material is suitably displayed and stored
  • generate interaction between the different media
  • attract families and develop space for activities for parents and children/young adults together, for different groups of children, children of different ages and their parents.

The session covers the age range from 0–18, but will be divided into two separate 2 hour sessions. The first session will focus on 0-11 and the second session on 12-18 year olds.

Programme, Libraries for Children and Young Adults, Children, Italy

Last update: 4 October 2012