Author Archive for literacy-reading

New Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Applications Being Accepted for New Library of Congress Literacy Awards April 15 Is Deadline for Awards Totaling $250,000 Three prizes will be awarded annually: The David M. Rubenstein Prize ($150,000), for a groundbreaking or sustained record of advancement of literacy by any individual or entity worldwide; The American Prize ($50,000), […]

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UNESCO Publications out now

New publications from Uthe UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States in Beirut: Life Skills (Arabic) http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002193/219331A.pdf Teacher’s Guide for the Book Life Skills (Arabic) http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002193/219335A.pdf UNESCO International Meeting of Experts: Fostering a Culture of Intercultural Dialogue in the Arab States, Report http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002196/219692A.pdf (Arabic) http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002196/219692E.pdf (English)   Literacy Study in Lebanon http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002196/219625A.pdf (Arabic) […]

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Extended Call for Proposals: Intergenerational Literacies

The IFLA Literacy and Reading and Information Literacy Sections are seeking proposals for  its programme,  Intergenerational Literacies, to be held at the IFLA Conference in Singapore in August 2013. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 24, 2013. The challenge of new information and learning landscape can lead to all sorts of information […]

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Call for Proposals: Intergenerational Literacies

WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS 79th IFLA General Conference and Council: Future libraries: Infinite Possibilities Singapore, August 17-23, 2013. CALL FOR PROPOSALS Programme: Intergenerational Literacies: texto↔techno. The IFLA Literacy and Reading and Information Literacy Sections are seeking proposals for  a joint programme to be held at the IFLA Conference in Singapore […]

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Libraries for Literacy: session at annual conference

The Literacy and Reading Section of IFLA is holding a sesson, Libraries for Literacy: Linking generations, Empowering communities, on  Monday 13 August, 16.00- 18.00, Session Room 4, as part of the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, 11-17 August 2012. The programme is as follows: Lifelong reading Keynote speaker: BARBRO […]

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Positive signs for e-Reading in Ghana despite broken Kindles

This is an interesting press release from WorldReader: Worldreader, a non-profit organization whose aim is to bring digital books to all in the developing world, along with the c(USAID) and ILC Africa, today released the results of Worldreader’s pilot study of e-readers in Ghana. Titled iREAD, the pilot program involved the […]

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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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