ERIC Number: ED343607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening the Literacy Network. Proceedings of a National Forum for State Libraries (1st, Alexandria, Virginia, May 20-22, 1990).
Quezada, Shelley, Comp.
This national literacy conference focused on the issues of developing community collaborations at the state and local levels, motivating constituent libraries to be more involved in literacy, technology-assisted learning, family literacy, workforce literacy, rural literacy, and issues involved in the administration of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI. Included in this report are 12 presentations from the forum: (1) "The Role of Federal Legislation in Support of Literacy" (Donald M. Payne); (2) "Investing in the Future: Literacy and Libraries" (Gary Strong, first keynote speaker); (3) "Motivating Libraries To Be Involved in Literacy" (Debra Wilcox Johnson); (4) "Developing Community Collaborations" (Judy Rake); (5) "Luncheon Address" (Joan Seamon); (6)"Family Literacy: 'What Was, What Is and What Could Be'" (Carole Talan, Carol Sheffer, and Debra Wilcox Johnson); (7) "Technology-Assisted Literacy" (June Eiselstein and Sara Callaway); (8) "Library Efforts To Support Workforce Literacy" (Paul Kiley and Rod McDonald); (9) "Rural Literacy" (panel discussion--Sibyl Moses, Vikki Jo Stewart, and Betty Ann Funk); (10) "The National Literacy Act and Its Effect on Libraries" (Paul Simon, second keynote speaker); (11) "LSCA Title VI" (discussion session with federal program officers Carol Cameron and Barbara Humes); and (12) "Libraries, Literacy, and the Future" (Marilyn Gell Mason). Concluding the report are seven resolutions developed by the forum participants; a list of the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the forum participants; and a 31-item bibliography. (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Community Cooperation, Community Support, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Family Literacy, Federal Aid, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Reading Programs, State Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act