February 20, 2014 1:59 pm, Participants of the workshop with DoE staff at the book fair. DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Education (DoE), under its Early Grade Reading Project, organized a workshop for Tibetan school librarians on February 17 and 18 at the World Book Fair event, New Delhi.
16 Librarians from 13 Tibetan schools under TCV, THF and STSS administration attended the 2-day workshop that was held at Pragati Maidan.
The theme presentation for the World Book Fair-2014 was 'Children's Literature' which is particularly relevant to the librarians. With over 1100 exhibitors and more than 1 million visitors, the fair is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
The main objective of this workshop was to give exposure to the school librarians on rich collection of children's literature available in the market, and to introduce them to the process and skills involved in choosing good books for their libraries.
The Department of Education invited two renowned experts in the field of library science Mrs. Usha Mukunda and Mrs. Sujata Noronha to guide the participants through the book fair event, and facilitate interactive sessions in-between.
As a follow-up to this program, the two experts will conduct a 3-day training for the Tibetan school librarians in April 2014 focusing mainly on reading-related activities that could be carried out in library.
The primary objective of DoE's Early Grade Reading Project is to foster good reading habit in Tibetan children from early grades. The project is funded by USAID through the Tibet Fund.