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ERIC Number: ED547390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-9784752-0-8
Libraries and Literacy: Making It Work. An Annotated Bibliography
Lamontagne, Manon
Centre for Literacy of Quebec
This bibliography was compiled for The Centre for Literacy's 2007 Summer Institute--"Libraries and Literacy: Making It Work." The literature represented here includes research studies, descriptive articles, guides and manuals. Selections address the principles, "best practices" and assessment of library involvement in literacy programs and describe the different forms such involvement takes--including programs run by libraries alone and collaborative programs that involve libraries and literacy providers. Some selections address the issues relating to adult literacy learners as library users, or potential library users. Each section has been arranged in alphabetical order. Although not exhaustive, the selected entries reflect the development of library-based literacy programs over the past decade and offer a set of essential readings on the issues and may serve as a basis for further research. The references include programs from Canada, as well as other English-speaking countries, notably the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Research for this bibliography included searches of: the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD); the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL); the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) database; National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL); the Education Resources Information Center [ERIC]; The Centre for Literacy resource collection; the Library and Information Sciences Abstracts [LISA]; and the websites of numerous national/international library associations. Further recommendations were contributed by participants at the Summer Institute. Search words used across platforms included: adult education, adult literacy, family literacy, public libraries, community libraries, library education.
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Canada Post
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy of Quebec (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; United States