Category Archives: reading

New NIFL Electronic Discussion List

A new NIFL electronic discussion list came online in mid-October.   . The name of the list is the Reading and Writing Skills List.     You can go to http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/readwrite and subscribe. The list  focuses on topics such as motivation and reading/writing, … Continue reading

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Twenty Years Together: The New Readers of Iowa

I saw a familiar name on the Health Literacy Listserv this morning. Julie McKinney, the list moderator posted a story on behalf of Archie Williard. I first met Archie when the New Readers of Iowa sponsored a Health Literacy Symposium … Continue reading

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

(as posted on the Health Literacy Listserv) Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy LIVE WEBCAST SUMMIT Sponsored by the National Institute for Literacy in partnership with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Literacy DATE & TIME Tues., April … Continue reading

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Kids Read Aloud to Dogs at Library

I was just reading an article about a program Children Who Read To Dogs. The program fulfills part of the mission of an international group called Therapy Dogs International Inc. The group is called Tail Wagging Tutors http://www.tdi-dog.org/OurPrograms.aspx?Page=Children+Reading+to+Dogs This program … Continue reading

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Health Literacy Resources – 1/09

Thanks go to Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Community Outreach Liaison; National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region for gathering the follow Resource links. Special Olympics, Healthy Athletes, Health Literacy Blog http://healthlit.wordpress.com/ {from Health Literacy listserv] Identical Fake Testimonial Diet Sites Spreading … Continue reading

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OK – Why Create a Blog on "Health Literacy"? – Part 2

Health Literacy Awareness… My Experience My passionate desire to learn all I can about the issues of health literacy began as I attended a Conference in 2004, entitled the New Readers of Iowa’s — “Health and Literacy Working Together”. I … Continue reading

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Ok – Why Create a Blog on "Health Literacy"?

I have been passionate about health literacy – most of this decade. Participating in this class – Learning 2.0 @ MCR-PSR – has given me the motivation to start blogging. We have a tremendous opportunity to impact the issues of … Continue reading

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