Ingrid Källström is a children’s librarian from Stockholm, Sweden. She has been working with children of all ages. She has been working in schools and in different types of libraries, big and small. During ten years Ingrid had a position at the Culture House of Stockholm. She was one of the initiators and a great inspirer during the profound changes and development of the children’s library made during 2005. She has also worked and been a part of the process to develop new methods of the Children’s Book bus at Stockholm Public Library.
Ingrid always has her focus on how to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the work at the library. The issues of how to apply the perspective of a child when arranging a library and to encourage the continuing important ongoing work with how to make the children feel that it is their library and that it is necessary to ask for the children’s perspective. Ingrid has a long tradition in working with reading promotion. Present position at the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media.
We asked Ingrid some questions to get to know her better.
My favourite book is ‘Mio, min Mio’. The english titel is Mio my son. It is written by Astrid Lindgren. Have you heard about her? Are you familiar with Pippi Longstocking? I would love to tell you more about both Pippi and Astrid. Will that be OK? I love Mio min Mio because it is a great story about friendship and about beeing brave. How to stand up for the ones who need help.