Libraries, literacy and technology: A new training module for public librarians in developing countries targeted at integrating libraries into literacy programs

KATZ, Ari (2015) Libraries, literacy and technology: A new training module for public librarians in developing countries targeted at integrating libraries into literacy programs. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 118 - Literacy and Reading.

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Abstract

Libraries, literacy and technology: A new training module for public librarians in developing countries targeted at integrating libraries into literacy programs

Despite the natural link, most public library systems in the developing world are not formally connected to large-scale literacy initiatives led by either the government or international donors. This gap represents a significant missed opportunity for both sides. Libraries are missing a chance to increase their relevance and attract new resources, while literacy programs struggle to find a sustainable mechanism for supporting the essential community support element of literacy achievement. This paper discusses a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded program Beyond Access which has developed and recently published a new training module for public librarians that is meant to be a first step towards addressing this disconnect.

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