Chair’s message

Chair Leikny Indergaard

Chair Leikny Indergaard

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 blog — the International Literacy and Reading blog  — where you can find information about matters concerning reading and literacy from all over the world. Thanks to all members who have contributed to the blog!

And thanks to Lesley Farmer who was willing to do the editor job with this issue of the newsletter in a very short timeline.

This year has been a busy time for some of our members. The LiR Section was one of the organizers of the International Symposium  Reading link between generations: towards social solidarity held in Tunisia last September, and several members participated as speakers and moderators. The section’s most important project this year has been the proceedings from the Tunis-conference. It has been hard work to finish the book, with much thanks to Ivanka Stricevic and Ahmed Ksibi. The book will be launched in Helsinki at our session Monday 13 August. You can read a short presentation of the book, and a review by Lesley Farmer in this newsletter.

In a couple of weeks we will be in Helsinki for the78th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, an inspiring week among librarians from all over the world. The LiR section’s session has the theme Libraries for Literacy: Linking generations, Empowering communities, which will be held on Monday 13 August 16.00 p.m.

I hope to meet many of you in Helsinki!

Leikny Haga Indergaard


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