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News 2016

ALADIN Online Alert #10, June 2016

The ALADIN Online Alert has been redesigned to be accessible in a mobile, website and e-mail format. This tenth ALADIN Online Alert continues to share on a bi-monthly basis recent online and full-text information and documents in the areas of adult learning, adult literacy, lifelong learning, TVET and the role of libraries in these areas.

ALADIN Online Alert #10

Literature Review and Impact Assessment on Libraries and Literacy, June 2016

In June 2016, a consultant prepared a literature review and an impact assessment on libraries and literacy to ensure that an upcoming UIL policy brief on libraries and literacy will be evidence-based and result-oriented.

Literature Review: Literacy and Reading in Libraries (2011-2016)
Measuring the impact of libraries on literacy development

ALADIN Online Alert #9, April 2016

The ninth ALADIN Online Alert has been published, designed to share on a bi-monthly basis recent online and full-text information and documents in the areas of adult learning, adult literacy, lifelong learning, TVET and the role of libraries in these areas.

ALADIN Online Alert #9

How Libraries support National Literacy Efforts, April 2016

A workshop took place on 5 and 6 April 2016 at UIL on ‘How Libraries Support National Literacy Efforts’. It was co-organized by the ALADIN Coordinator, members of the Literacy and Basic Skills team at UIL and Beyond Access (an initiative of the US-based international NGO IREX, that is supporting libraries and community literacy), with professional input from IFLA. Twenty-eight participants, including representatives of public and community libraries and literacy stakeholders from the government and civil society sectors, convened at UIL in Hamburg to discuss how public and community libraries can better support local and national literacy policies. The main goal of the meeting was to produce a set of recommendations for governments that will be incorporated into an upcoming UIL policy brief.

Workshop report with policy recommendations

IFLA Guidelines promote literacy through libraries, January 2016

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Library Program Coordinator at the California State University Long Beach, was invited to work two weeks in January 2016 with ALADIN Coordinator Lisa Krolak at the library of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The two information professionals revised literacy promotion publications for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) under the auspices of its Literacy and Reading Section. It is intended that the two documents Using Research to Promote Literacy and Reading in Libraries (Farmer) and the IFLA Guidelines for Library-Based Literacy Activities (Krolak) will be endorsed by IFLA and published in 2016.

Draft version: IFLA Guidelines for Library-Based Literacy Activities
Draft version: Using Research to Promote Literacy and Reading in Libraries

ALADIN Online Alert #8, January 2016

The eigth ALADIN Online Alert has been published, designed to share on a bi-monthly basis recent online and full-text information and documents in the areas of adult learning, adult literacy, lifelong learning, TVET and the role of libraries in these areas.

ALADIN Online Alert #8