Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Conference: 21st Century #Literacies in public libraries

The IFLA Public Libraries Section has organised a conference on August 10-11 2016, prior to the main IFLA conference, on 21st Century Literacies. It is hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia and takes place at the Parkway Central Library, Philadelphia, USA. "For many years, literacy has been core to the provision of public library services. As the world in which we live has changed, so has the concept of literacy. It has expanded from the traditionally understood definition as ‘the ability to read and write’, to encompass proficiency in a range of other fields. We now talk about civic, health, financial, digital, and information literacy (to name but a few)." More information, including the full programme, at https://libwww.freelibrary.org/conferences/21stCentury/index.cfm
Photo by Sheila Webber: Trees, Riga, June 2016

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