Libraries and Literacy: A Decade in Review (2006)

A Background Paper Prepared for the National Summit on Libraries and Literacy: Moving Forward

The paper "Libraries and Literacy: A Decade in Review" provides background information in preparation for the Canadian Library Association (CLA)’s National Summit on Libraries and Literacy: Moving Forward that took place in June 2006. This summit brings together representatives from libraries, library associations, literacy organizations, adult learner groups, and government agencies who are interested in exploring and expanding the role of libraries as learning partners.

Through their research, the authors have determined libraries are willing and interested in changing to accommodate adults with literacy challenges by being more flexible, committing time to programming and reaching out to their communities in new ways that go beyond traditional outreach.

In this paper, the authors discuss
- accomplishments since the 1995 national summit on libraries and literacy, as well as the challenges that still exist;
- how libraries across Canada are addressing adult literacy in their work;
- examples of library initiatives in adult literacy;
- questions for summit delegates to consider in preparation for attending the event.

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2007-09-21
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Canadian Library Association. Libraries and Literacy: A Decade in Review 2006. Web. 24 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/libraries/bkgrdrep.pdf>
Canadian Library Association (2006). Libraries and Literacy: A Decade in Review. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/libraries/bkgrdrep.pdf
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