ERIC Number: ED450758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Libraries and Literacy: A Preliminary Survey of the Literature.
Fitzgibbons, Shirley A.
A search of two major English language databases, Library Literature and LISA (Library and Information Science Abstracts) for 1990-2000 was undertaken for the latest reports pertaining to literacy, including major surveys, evaluation studies, manuals on libraries and literacy, and recent major national or regional literacy movements that involved libraries. Although an attempt was made to obtain materials on literacy and libraries in other countries, mainly documents from IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) were located. This paper reports the results of the survey. Topics covered include: a brief history of literacy; major national and international studies of adult literacy; the role of international agencies; national and international literacy and reading campaigns; book access and funded projects; libraries and literacy historically and currently; evaluation reports; and guidelines for libraries involved in literacy. The bibliography lists 52 monographs, 19 World Wide Web sites, and 129 articles. (MES)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Bibliographic Databases, Library Services, Literacy, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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