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Seven Literacies: Basic Literacy

Information about multiple literacies for CT librarians

Literacy Events

Celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week every year in the last week of September.

Literacy Resources from ALA

ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services partnered with ProLiteracy to develop a free online course that guides libraries in integrating adult literacy services and policies to help meet the needs of the 36 million U.S adults who lack adequate literacy and basic skills. The interactive course includes 10 modules based on the recommendations outlined in the 2013 Adult Literacy through Libraries: An Action Agenda. The course is free to all, though registration is required.

ALA's "Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library" program offers:

ALA also hosts a literacy clearinghouse that defines literacy and equity of access.

Literacy Resources from IFLA

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has a Literacy and Reading section with a blog and a Facebook page.  They also have Guidelines for Library-Based Literacy Programs with some practical suggestions and considerations.

Literacy Volunteers chapters in CT

Partner with the chapter that serves your area.

Grant Funding for Literacy Programs

Literacy Courses Online

Goodwill Community Foundation International provides GCFLearnFree.org which provides quality online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the literacy, technology, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.

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