IBBY-Yamada 2015: France/Lebanon

Training of librarians in the critical analysis of children's books and digital publications

The purpose of the project was the training of librarians in Lebanon in the critical analysis of children’s books and digital publications. Initially IBBY France sponsored the training at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris of Nisrine Ojeil from Lebanon. Nissrine Ojeil is a trainer, author and former contributor to Qiraat Saghira, a critical publication on children’s books. Upon her return to Lebanon she led the three-day workshop for 13 trainees from the Ministry of Culture’s network of public libraries. The workshop covered an overview of Lebanese children’s literature, categories of books, techniques for analysing picture books, writing critical reviews and ended with the critical review of recent Lebanese children’s books.