Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy LIVE WEBCAST SUMMIT

(as posted on the Health Literacy Listserv)

Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy


Sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy in partnership with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Literacy


Tues., April 7, 2009
1- 2:30 P.M. (EDT)


The most pivotal activity in a person’s life is learning to read. Literacy skills open the doors to social and economic success in a rapidly changing and challenging world.

Today, literacy means more than reading. Being literate means knowing when information is needed and having the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use it. Literacy is also a lifelong activity in which libraries play a crucial role by providing essential resources and expertise.

The Summit will showcase innovative literacy-library partnerships, promote community solutions, issue a call to action, and more.


Daniel J. Miller, Acting Director, National Institute for Literacy

Jim Rettig, American Library Association President

Camila Alire, American Library Association President-Elect

Other panelists include: Camila Alire, American Library Association president-elect; Sandra O. Newell, chair, ALA Committee on Literacy; Dinah O’Brien, director of community resources, Plymouth (Mass.) Public Library; Mark Pumphrey, director, Polk County (N.C.) Public Library; Stacey Nickell, director of library services, West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Paducah, Ky., Terri Kirk, librarian, Reidland High School, Paducah, Ky. and Dale Lipschultz, literacy officer, American Library Association


Go to:


Kaye Beall

Project Director

World Education

6760 West Street

Linn Grove, IN 46711


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