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The LEC was developed in response to a scoping study of libraries that revealed a strong need for systematic capacity building of library professionals to effectively engage children with books; to be library-educators and not just bookkeepers. LEC has been designed with the vision to help practitioners to:

  • Conceptualise library as a shared space for all curricular areas, especially reading for pleasure
  • Be sensitised and empowered to respond to the context-specific needs of their children, school and community
  • Develop an understanding about children’s literature and ways of engaging with it

LEC-2016 course builds on learning from an earlier pilot offering conceptualised and seeded by Sir Ratan Tata Trust in collaboration with Vidya Bhawan Education Society (Udaipur).