ERIC Number: ED450744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Literacy, Libraries & IFLA: Recent Developments and a Look at the Future.
Cole, John Y.
This paper addresses the plans of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Section on Reading for keeping the literacy issue alive within IFLA and for moving ahead with specific programs and projects. The first section provides historical background on IFLA's involvement with literacy from 1989 to the present. The second section looks at ways that libraries might become involved in literacy, including providing collections in support of literacy, actively participating in instructional programs for learners, and providing support services for literacy efforts by the library and other organizations. The third section describes recent activities of the IFLA Section on Reading, including conference sessions, workshops, articles and columns on literacy in the section's newsletter, and a plan to develop guidelines for libraries in promoting literacy activities. (MES)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Organizations, International Programs, Library Associations, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy, Literacy Education, Public Libraries
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/021-139e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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