Tuesday, September 08, 2009

International Literacy Day

Today is UNESCO's International Literacy Day. To be information literate obviously requires literacy, in terms of the ability to read and understand the text, symbols, signs, speech (etc.) that enable you to learn, work, share, enjoy life (etc.) in your environment(s) and culture(s).
The UNESCO literacy website is at http://www.unesco.org/en/literacy and this reminds us that "Today one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women while 75 million children are out of school.". There is a Bloggers Unite page for the day too.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Part of a poster about outreach at the University of Guyana, a summer school initiative, shown at the IFLA conference.

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