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ERIC Number: ED399931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 6
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Australia's Contribution to International School Librarianship.
Hallein, Joe; And Others
Australia has played a very active role in promoting and developing school librarianship on an international basis. Most aid projects in school library development have been in the Asia/Pacific region, but programs have been implemented in other areas as well. The largest school library development project that has been carried out by Australians is the UNESCO School Libraries in Oceania Project that was launched by UNESCO in 1978 and has continued since then. Australians are active participants in international library organizations such as the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). The paper describes Australians' participation in those organizations, the UNESCO School Library Project in Vanuatu, and literacy programs for public libraries in the Southwest Pacific--the Cook Islands public and school library services. The interaction between Australian school library educators and their overseas colleagues has proven to be of mutual benefit. While Australians have been able to share their expertise with others, they have also become richer by developing an understanding of library and education systems in other countries and have been able to develop a deeper appreciation of other cultures. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia