15 to 20 year olds reading across the world: Why? Where? How?

I will be presenting at this IFLA Satellite meeting in Paris in August 2014.  Please consider registering for the meeting/workshop/mini-conference!

sponsored by the IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section & School Libraries Section

More information to register is here.

Bibliothèque nationale de France (the National Library of France), Paris, France
23 August 2014 (9 AM 6 PM)

Young people between 15 and 20 years old around the world live in very different geographic, social, economic, every-day life conditions. Some attend secondary school or university, some work, some both study and work and some do not study nor work. Changing, fickle, they are at an age that is key for self-construction, and they often receive little support from adults.Cultural institutions in every country struggle to attract these teenagers and young adults. They are an important target for cultural workers trying to interest them in reading. How can we give or restore a place for reading in their lives? How can 15-20 year olds that do not read be led to reading? What roles can be played by physical and digital libraries, by schools and cultural institutions, by associations and work places? This conference intends to study these questions and to produce recommendations useful to practitioners.The expected audience is likely to include public and school librarians, teachers, cultural workers, students and scholars as well other professionals working with teenagers and young adults.

via IFLA 2014.

About mkevane

Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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