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ERIC Number: ED458888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 13
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Chronology of Milestones for Libraries and Adult Lifelong Learning and Literacy.
McCook, Kathleen de la Pena; Barber, Peggy
This chronology highlights milestones for libraries and adult lifelong learning and literacy from 1924-2001, including the following events: William S. Learned's "The American Public Library and the Diffusion of Knowledge" is published (1924); establishment of the ALA (American Library Association) Adult Education Section (1946); the "Great Issues" program adult discussion group launched at ALA (1948); funding of the America Heritage Project (1951); funding of the ALA Office of Adult Education (1952); the ALA Adult Services Division (ASD) established (1957); the Adult Education Act (1966); adoption of the "Library Rights of Adults" (1970); merger of ASD and RSD (Reference Services Division) (1972); White House Conference on Library and Information Services (1979); founding of the National Coalition for Literacy (1981); Adult Services in the Eighties project (1983-1990); Library Literacy Program (1986-1995); ALA Literacy Assembly convenes (1989); White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services (1991); ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services changes name (1995); ALA adopts literacy as one of five key action areas (1998); development of a national literacy agenda with focus on the role of libraries (1999); National Literacy Summit (2000); and ALA Standing Committee on Literacy established (2001). Reports on related issues are listed throughout. (Contains 48 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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