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Intercultural library networking in Switzerland – Sharing material and knowledge <ul><li>Ruth Fassbind-Eigenheer </li></ul...
Switzerland – a short survey <ul><li>Expanse: about 41.300 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Inhabitants: about 7.7 millions </li></ul...
Nationalities of the main migrant groups living in Switzerland (2008) <ul><li>Italy   291.585 </li></ul><ul><li>Germany   ...
Basics of intercultural networking <ul><li>Material </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Other media </li></ul><ul><l...
Intercultural „players “
Bibliomedia Switzerland www.bibliomedia.ch <ul><li>Founded in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Financed...
Foreign languages at Bibliomedia <ul><li>Books in foreign languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Serbian, Croa...
Bilingual picture books – handmade!
Special offers at Bibliomedia <ul><li>Multilingual material for reading promotion for children (up to 19 languages) </li><...
Internet „toolbox“: library introduction in foreign languages
 
 
Association „Books without Borders“ (VBOGS) <ul><li>Founded in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination, communication, contact...
Association „Books without Borders“   <ul><li>Promotion of intercultural exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation of all la...
Bibliomedia + VBOGS <ul><li>Bibliomedia =  large stocks   of the latest books : in the  national languages  (German, Frenc...
Mondomedia <ul><li>Aims : </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural knowledge in all Swiss public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Interc...
Mondomedia <ul><li>Mondomedia- Team : staff of intercultural libraries (VBOGS) together with staff of public libraries </l...
Mondomedia Formation Courses <ul><li>Teamteaching: 1 teacher with migration background + 1 teacher with „Swiss“ background...
Vision <ul><li>Wherever there is need for it, local libraries (from small village libraries to big municipal libraries) of...
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IFLA2010 - Session 133 - saturday 14.08.2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

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  1. 1. Intercultural library networking in Switzerland – Sharing material and knowledge <ul><li>Ruth Fassbind-Eigenheer </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliomedia Schweiz-Suisse-Svizzera </li></ul><ul><li>(Switzerland) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Switzerland – a short survey <ul><li>Expanse: about 41.300 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Inhabitants: about 7.7 millions </li></ul><ul><li>26 cantons (districts) </li></ul><ul><li>2636 communities </li></ul><ul><li>about 1000 public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>4 national languages (German, French, Italian, Rhaeto-Romanic) </li></ul><ul><li>23 % inhabitants without Swiss passport </li></ul><ul><li>Communities with up to 50 % migrants </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nationalities of the main migrant groups living in Switzerland (2008) <ul><li>Italy 291.585 </li></ul><ul><li>Germany 234.640 </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal 196.842 </li></ul><ul><li>Serbia/ </li></ul><ul><li>Montenegro 184.428 </li></ul><ul><li>France 87.385 </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey 72.204 </li></ul><ul><li>Spain 65.166 </li></ul><ul><li>Macedonia 59.909 </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnia/ </li></ul><ul><li>Herzegovina 37.631 </li></ul><ul><li>Croatia 36.281 </li></ul><ul><li>South America 33.495 </li></ul><ul><li>UK 33.298 </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka 28.024 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basics of intercultural networking <ul><li>Material </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Other media </li></ul><ul><li>Material for reading promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Formation courses </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange </li></ul>
  5. 5. Intercultural „players “
  6. 6. Bibliomedia Switzerland www.bibliomedia.ch <ul><li>Founded in 1920 </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Financed by Government/“private“ means </li></ul><ul><li>Library for libraries > resource library </li></ul><ul><li>Library information and development </li></ul><ul><li>Central library for foreign languages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Foreign languages at Bibliomedia <ul><li>Books in foreign languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Serbian, Croatian, Turkish, Tamil </li></ul><ul><li>Special stock with bi- and multilingual picture books </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bilingual picture books – handmade!
  9. 9. Special offers at Bibliomedia <ul><li>Multilingual material for reading promotion for children (up to 19 languages) </li></ul><ul><li>„ Reading hints for reading fun“ (special stock for children/youth with weak reading competences) </li></ul><ul><li>Library introduction in foreign languages (internet „toolbox“) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Internet „toolbox“: library introduction in foreign languages
  11. 13. Association „Books without Borders“ (VBOGS) <ul><li>Founded in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination, communication, contact </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate projects </li></ul><ul><li>Formation for members </li></ul><ul><li>Members: 17 intercultural libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly private enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly volontary work </li></ul>
  12. 14. Association „Books without Borders“ <ul><li>Promotion of intercultural exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation of all languages and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages children and youth to speak and read their mother tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting point for immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts with migrants‘ associations </li></ul>
  13. 15. Bibliomedia + VBOGS <ul><li>Bibliomedia = large stocks of the latest books : in the national languages (German, French, Italian) and the languages of the biggest migrant groups living in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>VBOGS = books and other media in over 250 languages </li></ul>
  14. 16. Mondomedia <ul><li>Aims : </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural knowledge in all Swiss public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural library network </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural library/librarian exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural formation for public libraries </li></ul>
  15. 17. Mondomedia <ul><li>Mondomedia- Team : staff of intercultural libraries (VBOGS) together with staff of public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Mondomedia- Manual : Concept and material (handouts etc.) for formation courses for staff of Swiss public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Mondomedia- Courses : basic knowledge about intercultural library work for staff in public libraries </li></ul>
  16. 18. Mondomedia Formation Courses <ul><li>Teamteaching: 1 teacher with migration background + 1 teacher with „Swiss“ background </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural competences/welcoming people from other countries and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge about Bibliomedia, VBOGS-libraries, bookshops for foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge about the building of networks </li></ul><ul><li>Programs for children, youth and adults </li></ul>
  17. 19. Vision <ul><li>Wherever there is need for it, local libraries (from small village libraries to big municipal libraries) offer media in foreign languages, media to help learning a Swiss national language and special reading programs! </li></ul>
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