SEMINAR 2016 ‘Libraries and human rights – caring for the whole community’

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A one-day seminar organised by EUROLIS (the consortium of librarians from European cultural institutes in London) and CILIP, focusing on the role of libraries as institutions at the forefront of profound changes in society.

Leading experts from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Germany will present current projects and share their experiences and ideas with the audience.

The seminar will be chaired by Martyn Wade, Chair of the CILIP Board and IFLA FAIFE committee.

Fri 25 Nov | 9:30am – 4:30pm | £ 60 (£50 conc.) including lunch | At the Goethe-Institut London

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EUROTOOLBOX launch 2016/2017

Dear librarian, teacher or educator,
You are warmly invited to the launch of this year’s Eurotoolbox Collection at Brighton Jubilee Library’s Children’s Library on Tuesday 12 July from 17.30 to 18.45.

This social event is part of the CILIP Conference 2016 and offers a chance to meet and mix with colleagues from libraries and schools around the UK as well as the librarians from the Eurolis Committee representing the cultural centres of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and members of the International Library and Information Group of CILIP in the UK.

Register your place at the event by emailing: ilig@cilip.org.uk

Find about more about the Eurotoolbox here:

Eurolis / About us

Eurolis on Facebook 

Eurotoolbox – what is that?

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SEMINAR 2015 ‘Keeping connected – how libraries use social media’

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A one day seminar organised by EUROLIS, the consortium of librarians of European Cultural Institutes in London and CILIP.

The seminar studied how librarians across Europe are making use of social media for public relations and to attract new users. Leading experts, coming from the main European countries, shared their experience and ideas with the audience.

Chair of the Conference and Speaker: Presentation Phil Bradley, United Kingdom

Overview speakers EUROLIS seminar 2015:

Presentation Cristina Bambini and Tatiana Wakefield, Italy
Presentation Sina Schröder, Germany
Presentation Nieves González Fernández-Villavicencio, Spain
Presentation Rui Zink, Portugal
Presentation Romain Gaillard, France

Download the EUROLIS seminar 2015 programme. Presentations raised and discussed such questions as:

– What are the different uses of social media for libraries
– Interaction with library members
– Animating communities in public libraries
– Developing social media channels for a library network

COMPETITION: Do you want to join us for this year`s EUROLIS seminar ‘Keeping connected – how libraries use social media’? Show us how creative you can be in 140 characters. Tweet #EUROLIS2015 and tell us your social media strategy for libraries in one tweet. All tweets will go into a draw to win free attendance at the EUROLIS seminar 2015. Good luck!’

Fri 27 Nov | 09.30am – 04.30pm | £60 – conc £50 incl. lunch | La Médiathèque

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EXHIBITION LAUNCH EUROTOOLBOX 2015

Here are some impressions of this year`s EUROTOOLBOX collection of European children’s fiction. The launch took place on 24 September 2015 at the Pimlico Library. The opening was chaired by French-Ivorian illsutrator, writer, poet, novelist Véronique Tadjo.

EUROTOOLBOX is a free resource available to librarians and teachers in any type of library in the UK. A selection of the best of the last year’s children’s books from Italy, France, Germany, Portugal Spain and the UK are available to borrow from October 2015. Come to the launch and you will have the opportunity to preview this bespoke collection of children books in their original languages.

You can download each collection brochure here: EUROTOOLBOX 2015-16_English Collection, EUROTOOLBOX 2015-16_French Collection, EUROTOOLBOX 2015_German Collection, EUROTOOLBOX 2015_Italian Collection, EUROTOOLBOX – 2015_Portuguese Collection and Eurotoolbox_2015-2016_Spanish Collection

How to book this year`s collection:
You can borrow the exhibition for about 2 – 4 weeks at a time. To book a time slot, please contact Mariella Riccobono at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Contact: Mariella Riccobono maria.riccobono.iic@esteri.it

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EUROLIS SEMINAR 2014

Here are some impressions of last year`s Eurolis seminar ‘E-Books – Reading the future’. The seminar took place on Friday 28 November 2014 at the Italian Cultural Institute.

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EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Eurotoolbox 2014

Here are some impressions of this year`s ‘Eurotoolbox’ collection of European children’s fiction. The launch took place on Friday 26 September 2014 at the Italian Cultural Institute. The opening was chaired by art illustrator Sara Fanelli and exhibition curator Paola Vassalli.

Eurotoolbox: Who’s it for?
Public librarians; school librarians; ‘special’ librarians; any librarian who wants to know more about meeting users’ needs for material in western European languages. The books could be displayed in staff areas or in public areas, as you wish.

What’s in it?
Five specially chosen collections of children’s and youth literature from Europe, in the original language (German , Spanish , Portuguese , French and Italian collection, between 12 and 15 books in each language). The authors and illustrators selected represent some of the very best in children’s book production in these languages.

How much does it cost?
The exhibition is free to borrow. You will need to organise transportation to the next borrower yourself. The exhibition is packed into 2 boxes, total weight about 30kg.

How can I borrow it?
You can borrow the exhibition for about 2 – 4 weeks at a time. To book a time slot, please contact Mariella Riccobono at the Italian Cultural Institute . The box is available from Sept.

Contact: Mariella Riccobono maria.riccobono.iic@esteri.it

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‘Eurotoolbox’ at the Library of Birmingham

Here are some impressions of our latest ‘Eurotoolbox’ travelling collection of European children’s fiction, currently on display in the children’s area at the new Library of Birmingham until 15 February.

The ‘Eurotoolbox’ consists of five specially chosen collections of European literature for children and young adults, published in French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. The selected authors and illustrators represent some of the very best in children’s literature in these languages.

‘Eurotoolbox’ at the Library of Birmingham

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