Monthly Archive for March, 2012

2012 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award Winners Announced

The IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award is given every two years to two projects and presented to the winners at the biennial IBBY Congress. Each nominated project is targeted to children who live in disadvantageous circumstances with no or little access to books. The two winners for 2012 are Abuelas Cuentacuentos […]

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New report: How public libraries contribute towards reaching the Millenium Development Goals

The Beyond Access initiative has just published a new report showing how libraries are helping to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Libraries powering development: How public libraries contribute towards reaching the Millenium Development Goals Featuring stories from about twenty different libraries around the world, the report emphasizes the role […]

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New book on school libraries around the world

Farmer, L. (Ed.). (2012). Youth-serving libraries in Japan, Russia, and the United States. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.  ISBN 978-0-8108-8225-6 In recent years, interest in International Librarianship has grown rapidly and will continue to grow as globalization influences education and librarianship. In countries around the world, public and school libraries have […]

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Welcome to the Literacy and Reading Blog

Welcome to the International Literacy and Reading Blog for news, views and reviews on all that is interesting globally concerning libraries, literacy and reading. This blog is run by IFLA’s Literacy and Reading Section.      

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