Author Archives: Amélie

About Amélie

I'm 20 years old. I live in Paris, near Versailles. I'm a student at IUT Paris-Descartes, information-communication department, option book trades. I'd like to be a librarian or a publisher.

The legal deposit in France

The legal deposit in France The legal deposit is the obligation to all the producers of documents, free or not, to deposit copies to the State. The obligation concerns professionals like publishers, printers and importers, but private individuals also can … Continue reading

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Visit of Sevran library

Hello dear colleagues, Here is the first report of the French group. It concerns the visit of a library in a difficult environment. This report is divided into 4 parts: the environment, the description of the library, the activities and … Continue reading

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A particular environment

Our first visit was one of the libraries in Sevran, named Marguerite Yourcenar. Sevran is a Parisian suburb, located north of the capital. As a former industrial city, it enjoys today a remarkable ethnic mixture, after several waves of immigration. … Continue reading

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Our discovery of the library

The Library Marguerite Yourcenar was inaugurated in 1993. As we said, it is part of a network which includes 3 libraries, 1 multimedia library and 1 bookmobile which stops in two different places in Sevran. The Library Marguerite Yourcenar is … Continue reading

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A variety of activities and partners

The library works with many partners and suppliers. It doesn’t buy its books from the local bookseller, but appeals to large networks of booksellers: Librest and the CFL (“Club Français Littéraire”). Those are well known bookshops in France. The most … Continue reading

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What makes the originality of the library

The library Marguerite Yourcenar is different from other libraries because of its specific social environment which compels librarians to go beyond the usual requirements of their job. Indeed, the librarians are also social workers who help the users with their … Continue reading

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Nice to meet you

Hello I am Amélie, a student from the group France. Like my colleagues, I study at the IUT PARIS-DESCARTES, in the Information-Communication department, specializing in book trades (librarianship, bookselling and publishing). I am 20 years old and I live near … Continue reading

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