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The Power of Visual Storytelling

Posted by bronwynr on May 11, 2009

The “1,000 Words: The Power of Visual Storytelling” panel—featuring a star-studded panel of international artists—began a little late. But all was forgiven once the moderator, novelist/performer Jonathan Ames, got everyone’s attention with his amazing, animalistic “hairy call.” He explained it was an audio warning he and his friends had used to alert each other to oncoming peril when being attacked “by more normal children.” Like a literary starting gun, it kicked off the panel discussion.


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Decks and Dustcatchers

Posted by bronwynr on April 6, 2009

Teens and magazines can create a bit of a quandary for libraries. Magazines are great pick-up reading, yet it can be difficult to convince readers to take them home. Sometimes the price of a year’s subscription makes you want to utter words not to be heard in the teen section! However, with a slight shift of perspective, magazine collections can be seen as browsing collections that can lure in shy reluctant readers. more » » »

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What works well engaging multicultural youth with your library?

Posted by bronwynr on April 4, 2009

The Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. FECCA provides advocacy, develops policy and promotes issues on behalf of its constituency to government and the broader community. FECCA and the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) are seeking to identify best practice initiatives in multicultural youth projects in Australia, with the possibility of developing a national model.

This initiative is being done in two phases:

Part A was finalised in December 2008. It aimed to identify best practice examples from multicultural youth programs that focus on capacity building, engagement with the broader community and leadership. A report from FECCA has been presented to DIAC. (For a copy, contact Charles Njora, FECCA’s Policy and Liaison Officer, at the email address given below.)

Part B, Developing a National Model Based on Best Practice Initiatives: This phase of the project will focus on the possibilities for a national model based on best practice initiatives.

Consultations for Part B are in progress until 17 April 2009.

FECCA is seeking to generate ideas for part B from youth, youth networks and other interested parties. To contribute enter your ideas in this survey tool the information will be collated and submitted to FECCA.

Alternatively, you can contact Charles Njora, FECCA’s Policy and Liaison Officer, ph: (02) 6282 5755; fax: (02) 6282 5734; email: ,

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Children’s Libraries – Building A Book Culture

Posted by bronwynr on March 20, 2009

The Indian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), is holding a three-day International Conference on Children’s Libraries – Building A Book Culture, on February 4th—6th, 2010 at New Delhi, India.

The aim of the Conference is to discuss the potentials and scope of libraries in strengthening the book culture.

This Conference, a pioneering attempt by the Indian BBY is a step towards this goal.

Conference Organiser

Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children

(AWIC) / Ind.BBY Nehru House

4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi- 110002,


Fax: 91-11-23724067

Tel.: 91-11-23311095, 91-11-23316970-74

E-mail : awicbooks at yahoo dot com

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Kidz Book Club – Australia

Posted by bronwynr on January 20, 2009

Australian childrens authors Deb Abela and Phil Kettle are working on a show , called Kidz Book Club,  made for the Internet that will review primary aged books, interview authors and illustrators and generally promote a love of books and reading in kids.  The authors along with two children will host the show. 
They are filming the first show in February and it will be delivered via an online subscription to schools and libraries all over the country. The first show will be ready in March. 

There is a splash page with information at:
The finished website is being created now and will be online from late January.

Their main aim in doing this project is to create fast-paced, fun program that will appeal to kids from the reluctant reader to the avid bookworm.

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Kent State Unveils Marantz Picturebook Collection

Posted by bronwynr on January 9, 2009

More than 300 people, including author and illustrator David Macaulay, recently gathered at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science to celebrate the opening of the Marantz Picturebook Collection in the Reinberger Children’s Library Center.

Located on the third floor of the University Library, the collection includes more than 21,000 picture books from the past 40 years, as well as posters, original artwork, and character toys, all of which represent educators Ken and Sylvia Marantz’s lifelong commitment to the study of picture-book art and its significance in children’s literature. more » » » 

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