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Mondomedia – open libraries

Our society is diverse and multilingual. A significant proportion of the population does not have a Swiss passport, and many of these people have grown up bilingual or are learning one of the national languages as a second language. The library as a public institution has an important role to play here.

In 2004, Baobab Books therefore launched a project initiative called Mondomedia – Open Libraries. With courses, materials and advisory services, the project team under the leadership of Baobab Books has promoted expertise in intercultural libraries in Switzerland for almost twenty years and sensitised librarians to this important task.

As of 1 April 2023, Baobab Books has now handed over the project to Interbiblio. The association is the Swiss competence centre for intercultural library work. The Mondomedia project is ideally embedded here and we are pleased that the work will be continued under this new umbrella.

For course bookings and questions about intercultural library work, please contact the Interbiblio office.

We would like to thank all the staff and cooperation partners who have been involved in this project between 2004 and 2023 and who have contributed their expertise in the field of intercultural library work.