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Webinar celebrates indigenous writing for children

IBBY Canada and Storylines/IBBY New Zealand have combined to present a 2 hour session this Saturday from 12 noon to 2 pm. This event will celebrate indigenous writing for children and includes a conversation between Ben Brown and Jo-Ann Saddleback a Canadian elder. This event will also feature Gavin Bishop, […]

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Information Literacy Book

Librarians know that information literacy is much more complex and nuanced than the basic library research skill that it’s often portrayed as; in fact, as outlined by the ACRL Framework, research is a contextual activity. But the settings in which we teach often constrain our ability to take a more […]

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Nigerian World Book Day Event

Nigerian School Library Association In Conjunction with The Department of School Library and Media Technology invite you to a Symposium on *World Book Day* Theme:  You are a Reader Time: Mar 3, 2022 12:00 PM Africa/Lagos Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/91799129566?pwd=RDd2MHMvR3IyOGN6S29qS1VSRU52dz09 Meeting ID: 917 9912 9566Passcode: TAMinfo

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Japan Libraries News

The National Diet Library of Japan has recently published Newsletter Nr. 99, which focuses on library services for children and young adults.  Available at    https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ndl.go.jp%2Fen%2Fcdnlao%2Fnewsletter%2F099%2F991.html&data=04%7C01%7Clesley.farmer%40csulb.edu%7C93a172ce943540c2db0a08d9f774ab08%7Cd175679bacd34644be82af041982977a%7C0%7C0%7C637812902762781461%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=sJQRK8v3IfPyH5ITZwCwXdxB%2BWgQcAVk2VMpstFwBAI%3D&reserved=0

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Impact of low literacy levels among U.S. adults

“A new study by Gallup on behalf of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy finds that low levels of adult literacy could be costing the U.S. as much $2.2 trillion a year. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old – about 130 million people – lack […]

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World Reading Habits in 2021

World Reading Habits in 2021 [Infographic]

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American Library Association Conference: Focus on Literacy and Reading

This year, the American Library Association (ALA) held their annual conference virtually. While it limited networking, it also enabled more people to attend (because of cost, travel expenses, time). Furthermore, several sessions were available online on demand, so one could potentially attend more sessions than if attending physically. I was […]

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