Report of the Literacy & Lifelong Learning Working Group (2011)

Strengthening the Saskatchewan public library system's role in promoting, delivering and supporting literacy and lifelong learning opportunities for all

This report summarizes the findings of a working group established to develop a vision for the role of public libraries in literacy and lifelong learning for the people of Saskatchewan.

Based on consultations with stakeholders across the province, the authors present a series of recommendations for Saskatchewan’s provincial government; municipalities; public library systems; and the First Nations and Aboriginal library community.

The authors recommend a coordinated approach based on a provincial strategy and policy created by the Provincial Library and Literacy Office in cooperation with the public library sector. They suggest that funding come from diverse sources, including federal, provincial, and municipal grants.

They also recommend that the 10 library systems incorporate literacy and lifelong learning into their strategic plans and have at least one literacy coordinator position among their staff; the library systems create an action plan to address the facilities, programming activities, and staff/volunteer training required to conduct relevant initiatives; and public libraries measure the impact of their literacy efforts in their communities to ensure better accountability.

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