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 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 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 {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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