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).