Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Libaries and literacy

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.

The above takes you to an interesting website about libraries and their role in literacy. The site, like so many, is full of resources for thinking about and doing work with libraries. Check out the lesson plan page by clicking here.

What looks most promising about the site is a list of links to resources about information literacy. To look at that page, click here.