Literacy and Learning
This project combines advocacy (promoting the important role of libraries in both formal and informal education) with development of organisational capability as learning organisations, and best practice for library programs and partnerships.
The group’s work is underpinned by the notion that improved literacy leads to increased participation in society for all age groups. As non-threatening, open, democratic sites with a clientele ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, libraries are uniquely placed to offer literacy and digital literacy programs with a broad reach and the potential for strong social impact.
- Seminar on literacy and learning in libraries organised for 17 July 2013 at the State Library of New South Wales.
- Matrix on libraries as learning organisations developed and being tested.
- Survey of partnerships and Advocacy case studies reports completed June 2012.
- Position statement released July 2012.
- Project mandate completed and approved by NSLA.
Working group members
- Andrew Hiskens, State Library of Victoria (project manager)
- Rebecca Ong, State Library of Western Australia (project manager)
- Jane Cowell, State Library of Queensland
- Rachel Davis, Libraries ACT
- Helen Ebsworth, State Library of Tasmania
- Geraldine Howell, National Library of New Zealand
- Megan Perry, State Library of New South Wales
- Linda Pitt, State Library of Queensland
- Geoff Strempel, State Library of South Australia
- Anja Tait, Northern Territory Library
Image: State Library of Western Australia
The 26TEN adult literacy campaign was launched in Tasmania on 24 October 2012
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a special report on the National Year of Reading.
Booklovers celebrated the official launch of the National Year of Reading on Valentine's Day.
A review of Australian State library and New Zealand National Library partnerships, based on a survey completed in January 2012 by NSLA libraries. (July 2012)
Report on research to identify successful projects that have produced recognition and attracted funding in the literacy and learning sphere, and which exemplify best practice in current NSLA and other partnerships. (July 2012)