Literacy and Learning
This project promotes the important role of libraries in both formal and informal education. It seeks to develop the organisational capability of libraries as learning organisations, and sets out 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.
- Workshops in member libraries using the 'learning maturity' matrix; followed by a critical friends process
- Preliminary development of training packages for graduate programs to ensure that new librarians are equipped with teaching and learning skills
- Brave New Worlds seminar on literacy and learning in libraries at the State Library of New South Wales (2013)
- Matrix developed on libraries as learning organisations
- Survey of partnerships and Advocacy case studies reports (2012)
- Position statement (2012)
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
- Deb Miles, State Library of Queensland
- Megan Perry, State Library of New South Wales
- Geoff Strempel, State Library of South Australia
- Anja Tait, Northern Territory Library
Image: State Library of Western Australia
The Literacy and Learning project was invited to present its maturity matrix for libraries at Queensland University of Technology's recent symposium.
Download presentations from the Brave New Worlds literacy and learning seminar.
Registrations open for literacy and learning seminar.
Presentation to the 'Libraries as learning organisations' symposium held at the Queensland University of Technology, 1 November 2013. Presented by Gillian Hallam and Andrew Hiskens.
Presentation by Jane Forward, Manager, Literacy Services, LINC Tasmania, delivered at the Brave New Worlds seminar, July 2013.
The learning institution maturity model: A self-evaluation tool for future planning in NSLA libraries - Gillian Hallam
Presentation by Dr Gillan Hallam, Adjunct Professor, Library and Information Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, delivered at the Brave New Worlds seminar, July 2013.