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The reality of school libraries in Brazil. Aspects of its educational system and the government goal to provide good quality public education for all Brazilian children and adolescents. It will show …

The reality of school libraries in Brazil. Aspects of its educational system and the government goal to provide good quality public education for all Brazilian children and adolescents. It will show the perspectives brought about by a new Federal law recently approved requiring local governments to open and support libraries in every public school. The hope is for the recognition of the important role librarians play and to strengthen school librarianship in Brazil.

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  • 1. CS2.6 SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP IN BRAZIL: REALITY ANDSCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP IN BRAZIL: REALITY AND PERSPECTIVES:PERSPECTIVES: Presentation by the recipient of the Da Vinci Huis - IASL Fund - Brazil - Lilia Virginia Martins Santos, Brazil This session will present the reality of school libraries in Brazil. It willThis session will present the reality of school libraries in Brazil. It will discuss some aspects of its educational system and the government goal to provide good quality public education for all Brazilian children and adolescents. It will show the perspectives brought about by a new Federal law recently approved requiring local governments to open and support libraries in every public school. The hope is for the recognition of the important role librarians play and to strengthen school librarianship in Brazil. It will also present the fourteen-year experience of positive results of the School Library Network of the Municipal Department of Education in the city of Belo Horizonte, that counts with 183 libraries attending more than 200.000 users.
  • 2. Full ofFull of diversitydiversity BrazilBrazil Full ofFull of constrastsconstrastsconstrastsconstrasts
  • 3. LibrarianshipLibrarianship is a structured profession BUTBUT We don’t have enough professionals in all libraries. BUTBUT
  • 4. THE REGIONAL COUNCILS ONTHE REGIONAL COUNCILS ON LIBRARIANSHIPLIBRARIANSHIP inspect the libraries which there are no librarians working and demand that such professionals be hired. THE LIBRARIESTHE LIBRARIES in public schools have less professionals than the private ones.
  • 5. THE GOVERNMENTTHE GOVERNMENT is trying to improve libraries in public schools with some actions to increase the collections and put qualified professionals in them. PNBEPNBE - The National Program of School Librarianship: Collections for public school libraries
  • 6. PNBEPNBE (Numbers) 1010..607607..700700 books were distributed, benefiting 2424..723723..458458 students from 4 to 11 years of age and adults receiving elementary education.
  • 7. Unfortunately, these books are not helping to create structured libraries as the Naional Program intends
  • 8. The best way to change and improve the Brazilian school libraries reality would be by making a substancial investment in their staff, with certified and qualified professionals.
  • 9. The situation is about to change with a new Federal Law recently approved requiring local government and privateand private education institutions to open and support libraries in every school and have librarians in them.
  • 10. UniversityUniversity curriculumcurriculum ChallengesChallenges SchoolSchool librarianlibrarianlibrarianlibrarian carriercarrier School of Librarianship and Information Science Belo Horizonte-Brazil
  • 11. The School Library Network of theThe School Library Network of the Municipal Department of EducationMunicipal Department of Education Belo HorizonteBelo Horizonte Since 1997 School librariansSchool librarians (qualified professionals) Integrated work Specific budget A head coordinator
  • 12. Belo Horizonte experience is an example that could be followed by other cities in Brazil. It shows how public policies can change the reality of school libraries so they can offer quality services for the school community.
  • 13. LÍLIA SANTOSLÍLIA SANTOS Municipal School Padre Francisco CarvalhoMunicipal School Padre Francisco Carvalho MoreiraMoreira Belo HorizonteBelo Horizonte –– Minas GeraisMinas Gerais BrasilBrasilBrasilBrasil Blog:Blog: http://www.bibliotecaziraldobhz.blogspot.com/http://www.bibliotecaziraldobhz.blogspot.com/ Email: lvmsantos@yahoo.com.brEmail: lvmsantos@yahoo.com.br