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No. 16 (September 2016) Contents & Summaries of some articles

Contents

Frontispiece
Foreword Tadahiko Motoyoshi 1
Highlights
Renewal and New services of the International Library of Children's Literature (ILCL) Shigeru Matsuura 3
Expansion and arrangement of the ILCL: The construction of the Arch Building and the refurbishment of the Brick Building Facilities Management Division, Administrative Department, National Diet Library 11
Exhibition commemorating renewal of the ILCL: "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy: Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad" Hatsuki Nishio 21
Opening of the Researchers' Reading Room Resources and Information Division 28
Opening of the Teens' Research Room Maki Tsutsumi 33
Can "the smartphone generation" enjoy finding information by using non-digital tools? : attempts of the research practice program Yu Funakushi 40
Opening of the Gallery of Children's Literature Resources and Information Division 46
Column
Transfer process of the materials in the stacks at the ILCL Maki Eguchi 51
International exchange
Report of the 2nd International Conference on Children's Librarianship
at the National Library of the Philippines
Yayoi Kitamura 54
Lecture: "Children's books in the Netherlands: big themes for small people", Marit Törnqvist, the personality and the works Saki Nagayama 56
Lecture commemorating renewal of the ILCL: "Emily Gravett-Living in Pictures" Naoko Nakajima 61
The list of events and activities ; April,2015-March,2016 66
ILCL activity report 68
ILCL in figures 77
ILCL user guide 80

Summaries of some articles

Renewal and New services of the International Library of Children's Literature (ILCL)

By Shigeru Matsuura

This article presents an overview of a recently completed renovation of the facilities at the ILCL, including the newly constructed Arch Building, as well as of the new and revamped services that are now available.

Expansion and arrangement of the ILCL: The construction of the Arch Building and the refurbishment of the Brick Building

By Facilities Management Division, Administrative Department,
National Diet Library

This article presents an overview of new facilities at the ILCL, including the newly built Arch Building and the refurbished Brick Building.

Exhibition commemorating renewal of the ILCL: "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy: Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad"

By Hatsuki Nishio

To commemorate its recent renovation, the ILCL held an exhibition from March 22 to July 24, 2016, introducing modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad since the 1970s. The author of this article served as curator of the exhibition and provides an overview of its content from eight different perspectives, representing the eight sections of the exhibition.

Lecture: "Children's books in the Netherlands: big themes for small people", Marit Törnqvist, the personality and the works

By Saki Nagayama

The ILCL sponsored a lecture by the Dutch picture book writer Marit Törnqvist on November 13th, 2015. In this article, Saki Nagayama, who served as interpreter during the lecture, discusses Törnqvist's background and personality as well as her work and the ideas that inspire it.

Lecture commemorating renewal of the ILCL: "Emily Gravett - Living in Pictures"

By Naoko Nakajima

The ILCL, in cooperation with the Miyagi Prefectural Library, the Osaka Prefectural Central Library, and the International Institute for Children's Literature, sponsored a series of lectures and workshops for children by Emily Gravett, a picture book writer from the United Kingdom, during February 2016. In this article, ILCL staff member Naoko Nakajima, who served a coordinator at these events, describes the activities that were carried out during this project.