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IFLA2010 - Session 133 - saturday 14.08.2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

IFLA2010 - Session 133 - saturday 14.08.2010 in Gøteborg, Sweden

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