Conference Paper: “The Library of Congress Literacy Awards, 2013-2017: Finalists and Best Practices”
The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place August 3-19, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards, 2013-2017: Finalists and Best Practices
Lesley S.J. Farmer
California State University, Long Beach
John Y. Cole
Director for the Library of Congress Center for the Book
Stories abound across countries and nationalities and have always been a way to teach young and old about country and culture. Stories can be historical, fictional and factual and they can now appear in multiple formats and delivery modes. They provide a means to teach and develop foundational literacy skills. Book awards, therefore, are an important way of promoting literacy across the globe and highlighting the work of past, current and upcoming authors. They also provide a vehicle for recognising best practices, innovation and creativity. This paper examines the Library of Congress literacy awards and their impact on literacy efforts by organizations around the world.
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Some of the Other IFLA 2016 Papers We’ve Shared on infoDOCKET
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.