IFLA/IASL Joint Committee Report

The Standing Committee of the IFLA School Libraries Section is holding its annual mid term meeting in London, UK April 7-8, 2014 at the Bloomsbury headquarters of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). The focus of the meeting will be work on the revision of the 2002 IFLA/UNESCO School Library Guidelines. Tricia Adams, Director, School Library Association, will be hosting the meeting and has arranged for the members of the Standing Committee to travel to Oxford for a one-day School Libraries Association professional development workshop on April 9th at Oxford University Press (CPD@OUP http://www.sla.org.uk/members-day.php)

Joint Book Proposal Approved
The Professional Committee of IFLA has approved a new school libraries book (hard on the heels of Global Perspectives on School Libraries: Projects and Practices). This will be a joint project of IASL and IFLA School Libraries with the Joint Committee once again acting as an advisory committee to the project. The working title of the new book is School Library Guidelines: Global Action. It will be co-edited by Dianne Oberg (Canada) and Barbara Schultz-Jones (USA). The call for chapters will go out in June, with proposals due in October and full chapters due in November.

Just published in Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship
Marquardt, L., & Oberg, D. (2014). Collaboration in editorship: “Global Perspectives on School Libraries.” In S. Chakraborty & A. K. Das, A. K., Collaboration in international and comparative librarianship (pp. 126-136). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4365-9
This chapter, in an IGI Global publication edited by Susmita Chakraborty (University of Calcutta, India) and Anup Kumar Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), describes the process of collaborative editing that resulted in the DeGruyter Saur book, Global perspectives on school libraries: Projects and practices (2011), which was a joint project of IASL and the IFLA School Libraries Section.

Dianne Oberg
Chair, Joint Committee of IASL/IFLA School Libraries
Secretary, IFLA School Libraries Standing Committee

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