Notice about Pre-conference

On 21st AUG, we will held two more workshops
at Kokugakuin University. One is about
School Library Guidelines, 10:00-11:30,
presented by Dr. Karen Gavigan et al., and
another is about Japanese “Kamishibai” (picture story),
13:30-15:00, presented by Ms. Etsuko Nozaka.

Pre-registration is needed for these 2 workshops.
If you are interested in attending the pre-conference,
please send an e-mail to the following address:

For registration, please write your name and
affiliation. We are pleased if you write clearly
which workshop (or both workshops) you will attend.
Those workshops are free to attend.

The deadline for registration for pre-conference
is 12th AUG.

As for WS “School Library Guidelines,”
minimum number of participants will be 15.
WS will be cancelled, if fewer will register.
We will mail back to the attendees whether the WS
will be held or not, by the middle of August.

Title: Going Global with the IFLA School Library Guidelines: Resources and Best Practices for Implementing the New Guidelines
Presenters: Gavigan, Karen, Lesley Farmer, Dianne Oberg,  Barbara Schultz-Jones & Albert K. Boekhorst
Abstract: With the publication of the 2015 IFLA School Library Guidelines comes a need to help school librarians  learn how to implement them in their libraries. In this workshop,  conducted by the IASL/IFLA Joint Committee, participants will learn about resources to help them apply the Guidelines in their library programs. Workshop participants will:
• Become familiar with the Guidelines and share best practices for implementing them in   libraries with varying types of support and funding,
• Learn about resources that support the Guidelines that they can share in their own institutions and countries,
• Collaborate with other workshop participants to develop additional resources and best practices for global dissemination. After the workshop, Joint Committee members will finalize materials based on input from the workshop participants, which will be made available for future distribution. This workshop is for IASL Conference participants who are interested in establishing and improving school libraries.

As for WS “Kamishibai,” there is no minimum number.
In case you could not register beforehand, please go directly to Kokugakuin University at 13:30.

Title: Welcome to the World of Kamishibai
Presenter: Nozaka, Etsuko
Abstract: Kamishibai is a form of culture born in Japan.  In kamishibai, a group of people experience kyokan, or unity of feeling, with a story and one other. For this reason, kamishibai receives attention from schools and libraries worldwide. In this session, while enjoying performances of classic kamishibai, you will hear about differences between kamishibai and picture books and explore the unique delights of kamishibai.

To Kokugakuin University,
you can go from Shibuya Station by Bus.

cf. Tokyo Metropolitan Bus:
Take a “Gaku Bus” no.03 bound for “Nisseki Iryo Center.”
You can ride the bus at bus stop no.54, at East Exit
of Shibuya Station.

After getting on a bus for five minutes,
you go off at “Kokugakuin Daigaku Mae”
and see the university.

We are all waiting for your attendance.

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