(30 Mar 2021) The International Library of Children’s Literature (ILCL) of the National Diet Library (NDL) was established in 2000 as the sole national library dedicated to children’s books. In response to the Report of the Board of Inquiry on Expansion of Library Services of the ILCL (2005), the ILCL formulated the Second Basic Plan for the ILCL (NDL(CL)1103242) in 2011. The purpose of this basic plan was to clarify the mission and roles of the ILCL, and also to clarify the basic policy of the services to be realized in 2015, when facility constraints would be eliminated by expansion and renovation. At the time of the ILCL renewal, when its new annex the Arch Building was completed in 2015, the implementation plan was formulated under the Second Basic Plan for the ILCL detailing the services to be achieved in the five years following the expansion and renovation.
The purpose of this Basic Plan for the ILCL 2021-2025 is to promote the contents of the two plans, the Second Basic Plan for the ILCL and Support Plan 2015, in an integrated manner, while inheriting the mission and basic roles of the ILCL as set forth in the Second Basic Plan for the ILCL. The Basic Plan for the ILCL 2021-2025 will describe the priority issues to be addressed by FY2025, on the basis of past achievements, in response to the policies set forth in the Fourth Basic Plan Concerning the Promotion of Reading Activities by Children by the Japanese government and the National Diet Library Vision 2021–2025: The Digital Shift at the National Diet Library.
Here’s the complete plan.