Friday, November 21, 2003

The Role of Libraries in Literacy Education

The Role of Libraries in Literacy Education Being able to read is an important part of information literacy. If you can't read, all the other aspects of information literacy are hard to achieve. Librarians can be a part of teaching people to read. Literacy education is a hidden (maybe neglected) aspect of our roles as instruction librarians.

From the blogged site of the day:

"Illiteracy among Americans, with its social and economic implications, has become a growing concern in recent years. National awareness of problems associated with limited literacy skills has led to legislation, beginning at the federal level, to fund new literacy programs and expand existing programs. Libraries and information centers are viewed as an important component of this massive educational effort." Full article at http://www.libraryinstruction.com/literacy-education.html.