Guidelines for Children's Library Services (2003)

by IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section

The purpose of these Guidelines is to inform decision makers, to give guidance to the international library community about children's needs and rights on information, literacy and reading and to help public libraries implement high quality children's services They are aimed at practising librarians, library administrators and decision makers, and the students and lecturers of library and information faculties.

The text was prepared by the working group including: Lars Aagaard (Denmark), John Dunne (UK), Kathy East (US), Leikny Haga Indergaard (Norway), Susanne Krüger (Germany), Olga Maeots (Russian Federation), Rita Schmitt (Germany) and Ivanka Stricevic (Croatia) with an inputs from all Standing Committee members 1999-2003 and in collaboration with Marian Koren (The Netherlands) and Donna Saxby (The Netherlands).

Also see the background text to the Guidelines for Children's Libraries Services.

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Guidelines, Libraries for Children and Young Adults

Last update: 23 March 2021