ERIC Number: ED148392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Libraries and Literacy: The Problem of Illiteracy in the United States and What Libraries Can Do About It. Proceedings of a Workshop.
The four speeches which were given at this one-day workshop are reprinted in this document. The opening speaker began with an assessment of the problem of illiteracy in the United States and presented the library as an agency already dedicated to adult education and teaching of reading. The next speaker challenged librarians to keep abreast of contemporary means of communication, and to provide those means to users in order to serve the real demands of the public. A representative from the Right to Read Academy of the University of San Francisco described the philosophy of the American school that produces a nonreader. Some of the methods used by the Academy to teach reading were described. The major portion of the workshop was the presentation of the actual working plan of a literacy program administered through the libraries of the South Bay Cooperative Library System. (JAB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Public Library, CA. Bay Area Reference Center.
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