Greetings from the end of October! Today I wanted to share with you a new effort being put forth by the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults. Whew! That’s a mouthful. In August, this organization started a YouTube channel for short videos about “Best Practices” in Children and Youth services around the world. They are hoping this channel acts as a “recipe book” for librarians. You can see what other libraries are doing, and what works, in various places around the world. There are only 12 videos so far, but I have found all of them to be at least mildly interesting. My favorite is a video from a library in Finland, describing all the different types of programming they can do related to their garden, located on the library premises. If you’re already working in a library, this could be a great resource for you if you’re feeling stuck when brainstorming new programs. Or maybe you’re already working at a library and you have a fantastic program that you want to share with the rest of the world. OR maybe you are not yet working in a library and just need to be inspired. Either way, it is worth a look.
The YouTube channel can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNbNYMA4VlILn3XhaPuOkwlIpTY-0zHvq
More info about the initiative can be found at: http://www.ifla.org/node/10425
What are some of your favorite children’s programming in libraries?