The 3rd International Children’s Library Symposium has started

27.05.2022

President Shaheen has announced a new baby library project

The 3rd International Children’s Library Symposium on “Children’s Libraries in Local Government” has started in collaboration with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Municipal Union of Turkey and Marmara University.

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Shahin Shehitkamil announced the new “Baby Library Project” at the opening of the symposium at the Culture and Congress Center, saying the project would set an example.

Shahin: If we prepare our children for the future, then we have nothing to fear

Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Shaheen emphasized that the main thing that unites people is the love of books and conversations and said:

“Coming to the symposium organized for children’s libraries from all over the country today really shows what stage the country has reached. We used to be a city of art and gastronomy, but now we are on our way to becoming a child-friendly, youth-friendly, women-friendly, family-friendly, eco-friendly city. But for this we are continuing our path with the goal of becoming an education, science and sports friendly city. This is a teamwork, local development, Gaziantep model. We are working to make it a safe haven against war in the region. On the one hand, we strive to achieve the Republic’s second-century goals for the future. We need justice, wisdom, our civilization code, our values, to feed our hearts, to broaden our consciences, and to soften hard hearts. If we prepare these children for the future in this way, we have nothing to fear. That’s why our civilization code says ‘read’. “

We will build a generation that will read books about the children of Gaziantep

Fatma Shaheen emphasized that children’s education starts from the womb and the biggest secret of success as a metropolitan municipality is talent. Shaheen also mentioned inclusion and participation in the management of the city and gave good news in his speech:

“Giving jobs to those who deserve it is the direction of my civilization. Gazi Mustafa Kemal gave two instructions during his visit to Atatর্rk. Gaziantep High School opened and town planning. Just like Abdul Hameed Han. We will write second century epic Hz. Mevlana, on the education of Hacı Bektaş Veli and the achievements of the Republic. These kids are very important. We will succeed if we can instill justice, wisdom, wisdom and all values ​​in these children. Now we are establishing a children’s library. Our new project is the children’s library. We will make this an example too. We should get our kids accustomed to sports and reading books and make them like it. We will continue to make the Gaziantep model the world model. We’ve always heard other people’s stories. We have seen book habits in Japan and Europe. Now we will build a generation that will read books about the children of Gaziantep. Those who love the book love it and, more importantly, absorb and apply the information it receives. Let’s make the earth a paradise together. “

Governor Gul: The contributions offered by the Symposium will be an important resource for both city and ministry policy.

Gaziantep Governor Davut Gul said Gaziantep does what is right for him at every event and said, “There is a lot of space in the library. The contribution of this space will undoubtedly be an important resource for both city and ministry policy. What we really want to do in the book reading project we run at Gaziantep is to meet the parents of our teachers and the parents to read a book with their children for a certain period of time every day. The child needs to see his teacher, friends and most importantly the family reading. There is no problem in reading books in our school and library. We have a lot of books. We need to be able to borrow books within walking distance of each neighborhood. They need to be expanded and used more. ”

Aldemir: Libraries are constantly renewing themselves

Ahmet Aldemir, Head of the Library Department, Library and Publications Department, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Mehmet Nouri, Minister of Culture and Tourism, greeted the audience and used the following expressions:

“The first thing we did to change the situation was a children’s library workshop. Gaziantep is a city famous for its Zeugma and Baklava, but it has also become famous for its library. As a ministry, we said in the Vision of the 2023 Culture Council that we would create an independent children’s library in every city. Gaziantep doesn’t need it because Fatma Honey has a team. The library is a public institution that starts with the child and continues until the prisoner. We don’t just learn from books. We learn by experience, touch, travel, find and design. The library has been changed for this. Libraries are constantly renewing themselves. It reveals the meaning of renewing our spaces in terms of the future development, change and transformation of children. Changes in schools and municipal libraries are very important today. We see that our future will be brighter if we can take a professional vision for the future. “

YILDIZ: Gaziantep Metropolitan has become a pioneer with its numerous children’s libraries and its appeal.

Symposium coordinator Marmara University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Information and Record Management. Dr. Asiye Kakirman Yলldজz emphasized the importance of the dedicated work of the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality in conducting research and said:

“The main theme and focus of this symposium is children. This is a very beautiful field that includes all social sciences such as educational structure, pre-school and even sociology and public relations for child access, with the awareness that we cannot do child-oriented work in the library alone. We are creating this symposium organized by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, one of the best representatives of children’s libraries. This year’s theme is Local Government Children’s Library. It has a very important place in local governments because decisions are made very quickly. With the number of children’s libraries and their applications, Gaziantep Metropolitan has become a pioneer. “

The symposium will feature national and international academics and professional experts

Professor Dr. Organized by Asiya Kakarman Yildiz, the symposium will be attended by national and international academics, children’s writers, child development experts and professional experts. The symposium will present current studies, discuss quality improvement issues, and visit children’s libraries hosted by Gaziantep Metropolitan.

Local administration libraries will be considered with all contracts

The symposium will focus on the use of information technology in local government libraries, space features, pre-school period, skills of librarians, quality service delivery, creation of a competent collection, information literacy study. Will be studied by experts.

The International Children’s Library Symposium, organized and organized by the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, will run from May 27-29, pioneering its exemplary children’s library practice in local governments.

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