Blanchelande hosts international librarians federation meeting

A GLOBAL collective of passionate librarians met in Guernsey yesterday, the first and likely only time the event will take place in the island.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions holding its mid-year meeting of its School Libraries Section at Blanchelande College. Clockwise from front, Darryl Toerien, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Ali Kennedy, Albert Boekhorst, Joan Beuche, Hugh Rose, Michael Fattorini, Hans-Petter Storemyr, Valerie Glass and Luisa Marquardt. (Picture by Luke Le Prevost, 30741449)
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions holding its mid-year meeting of its School Libraries Section at Blanchelande College. Clockwise from front, Darryl Toerien, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Ali Kennedy, Albert Boekhorst, Joan Beuche, Hugh Rose, Michael Fattorini, Hans-Petter Storemyr, Valerie Glass and Luisa Marquardt. (Picture by Luke Le Prevost, 30741449)

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions held its mid-year meeting at Blanchelande College to discuss two key school library publications.

‘It was an absolutely amazing experience,’ said Darryl Toerien, head of inquiry-based learning and libraries at Blanchelande.

Five librarians from overseas, one of whom came from Brazil, travelled to the island for the event and several others tuned in remotely.

The two-day event continues today, when the group will get stuck into the practical side of librarianship and what the IFLA stands to achieve.

‘What was really incredible was the mix of local colleagues joined by all those who participated online,’ said Mr Toerien.

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