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NALD Library (2013)

This document provides an overview of the library of the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), a nonprofit organization now known as Copian. The file accompanies the presentation of a webinar that is found here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11614.

As of April 2013, the database contained almost 6,500 documents, about two-thirds of them in English, and the rest in French.

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2013-11-08

NALD Library Webinar – presented by Lorette Melanson, May 8, 2013 [Video – 38:09] (2013)

This webinar, presented in May 2013, offers both an overview of the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) library, and pointers for using it effectively.

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2013-06-06

Going to the Library (2011)

This booklet offers an introduction, in clear language, to the resources available at a library. The authors explain that libraries lend people books, movies and music; offer programs; provide a space to study or read; and have computers available for patrons’ use.

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2013-01-16

2009 Summer Tutoring Program for Kids - Final Report (2009)

The Summer Tutoring Program for Kids (STPK) in Prince Edward Island has been running for eight weeks every summer since 1998. The program, which is offered free of charge, gives children with reading difficulties a chance to maintain their literacy skills over the summer months and provides relevant summer employment for qualified students. Students in Grade 1 through 6 are referred to the program by resource teachers in their schools.

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2010-01-26

Library preschool storytimes: Developing early literacy skills in children (2008)

Public libraries have traditionally offered early literacy programming to preschool children in the form of story times. Do public library story times prepare children to be ready to learn when they enter school? Is there scientific research to support these intuitive beliefs? Are public libraries really setting the stage for future successes in learning?

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2009-06-24

2008 Summer Tutoring Program for Kids - Final Report (2008)

This is a report on the Summer Tutoring Program for Kids that runs during July and August every year in libraries, schools and community centres across P.E.I. The purpose of this program is to support the learning objectives of the school system by offering an alternative learning environment during the summer months.

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2008-11-12

So I Made up my Mind (2000)

Introducing a Study of Adult Learner Persistence in Library Literacy Programs

Public libraries are important providers of literacy programs and services.The Literacy in Libraries Across America (LILAA) initiative is helping libraries around the country improve their literacy programs and address the issue of adult learner persistence, that is finding ways to keep adult learners in programs long enough to make a lasting, substantial difference in their skills.This four-year study will explore the efforts of five leading

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2008-02-01

Libraries and Literacy: Making It Work (2007)

An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled for The Centre for Literacy's 2007 Summer Institute Libraries and Literacy: Making It Work. The literature listed here includes research studies, descriptive articles, guides and manuals.

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2007-10-17

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.

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2007-09-21

Fall From The National Literacy Summit of 2000 Continues Seven Years Later (2007)

This article discusses the author's difficulty in finding reports and additional commitments regarding the September 2000 National Literacy Summit steering committee's Action Agenda for Literacy in a report entitled "From the Margins to the Mainstream".

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2007-08-13

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