IFLA 2008 Satellite Meeting – Navigating with Youth

Navigating with youth: In these days of technology, how can public libraries attract and keep their young clientele?

This event aims to conduct a general survey of the services offered to children and young adults from 10 to 17 years of age in public libraries around the world and to highlight the most recent and successful best practices.

The meeting will be held in French and English, with simultaneous translation, at McGill University, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, with the support of the School of Information Studies.

The satellite meeting will precede the 74th Annual IFLA conference to be held in Québec City on August 10-14, 2008.

General Information


The satellite meeting will be held at McGill University on August 5 and 6, 2008, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, with the support of the School of Information Studies. Registration fees are CA$200, students receive a CA$25 discount. An online registration form is available at


Montréal to Québec City Tour


A two-day excursion is planned for delegates on August 7 and 8, 2008, at a cost of CA$470 per person based on double occupancy and CA$530 for single occupancy. Day one begins with a tour of the Grande Bibliothèque, after which you will board a deluxe motorcoach that will thread its way through Montréal, the Montérégie and Lanaudière regions, and along the Saint-Lawrence River. Arrive at your hotel in the Mauricie region, Le Baluchon, a resort in the heart of nature that offers exquisite regional fare as well as a host of summer activities. On day two, discover the Cité de l’énergie theme park located in the Shawinigan region, and the city of Trois-Rivières, regional capital of the Mauricie and birthplace of Québécois poetry. The motorcoach then travels along the King’s Road (Chemin du Roy) to your final destination: Québec City.


This satellite meeting is being organized by the association Les Bibliothèques publiques du Québec, in collaboration with the following sections of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA): Public Libraries, Children and Young Adult Libraries, and Management and Marketing. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, TD Bank Financial Group, the McGill University School of Information Studies, the ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and the Secrétariat à la Jeunesse du Québec.


Please Note


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