The following paper will be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 taking place August 3-19, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
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
More to Come
- “What Happens if You Publish the National Bibliography Under a CC0 License? – Experiences of the German National Library (DNB)”
- “Make New Friends, But Keep The Old: Introducing Digital Innovation Services at the Toronto Public Library”
- “Can We Use Altmetrics at the Institutional Level? A Case Study Analysing the Coverage by Research Areas of Four Spanish Universities”
- “DOREMUS : Connecting Sources, Enriching Catalogues and User Experience” (at National Library of France)”