The 9th International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults is hosted by the National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) in South Korea. The conference starts on Tuesday Sept. 8 in Seoul and Buyeo Island.
Lots of distinguished librarians have attended in the past. Kate McDowell from the ischool at University of Illinois, and Sarah Flowers who blogs at YALSA. The program this year looks really interesting, on the theme of “Libraries Building Future and Presenting Pleasure for Young Adults.” That is very aligned with FAVL, where we try to see libraries more as place for leisure reading and “getting lost in a book” than as the “information center” model where farmers are going to learn how to build compost pits. Of course, we’d like to do both, but energies and resources are more directed towards the leisure reading.