Monthly Archive for July, 2012

Chair’s message

Dear Colleagues, I welcome you to a short Summer 2012 issue (no. 32) of the IFLA Section on Literacy and Reading´s newsletter (PDF). This year the position of a newsletter editor is empty, so the section has not produced the usual newsletter. But in the meantime our section has established a […]

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New section monograph

New IFLA publication Ivanka Stričević, Ivanka, & Ksibi, Ahmed, (Eds.). (2012). Intergenerational solidarity in libraries / La solidarité intergénérationnelle dans les bibliothèques. The Hague : IFLA/ De Gruyter. 2012.   This edited volume builds on the successful international symposium ‘Reading as a link between generations: Towards a more interdependent society,’ which was held […]

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Africa’s International Book Fair Roars into life

Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) JULY -AUGUST 2012 This is a great event all book lovers you are invited!!! Chisita, Collence.T. will present a paper see programme THEME: “AFRICAN LITERATURE IN THE GLOBAL & DIGITAL ERA” Venue: Crowne Plaza Monomutapa Hotel 30 JULY DAY ONE 08:15 to 08:55 Arrival & […]

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Literacy and Reading Websites

USBBY Outstanding International Books (OIB) List http://www.usbby.org/list_oibl.html Since 2006 USBBY has selected an honor list of international books for young people. The USBBY Outstanding International Books List is published each year in the February issue of School Library Journal and as a bookmark. The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is […]

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IFLA Literacy Resources

New IFLA Media and Information Literacy Recommendations In cooperation with UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP), the IFLA Information Literacy Section drafted new Media and Information Literacy Recommendations which are now available in several languages. In December 2011 these recommendations were formally endorsed by the IFLA Governing Board. The recommendations […]

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Literary Awards

2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the international Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announces that María Teresa Andruetto from Argentina is the winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award. and Peter Sís from the Czech Republic is the winner of […]

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Recent Research

Gasser, U., et al. (2012). Youth and digital media: From credibility to information quality. Cambridge: Harvard University. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2005272 This report seeks to understand youths’ real experiences of online information quality. Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper seeks to map and explore what we know about […]

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