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News 2010

OREALC publishes Alfabetización Bibliografía (2009–2010), December 2010

The UNESCO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) has published a 6-page Spanish bibliography on literacy (2009-2010). It was compiled by ALADIN Advisory Group member Gloria Alberti and Christián Orellana for ALADIN América Latina.

Alfabetización Bibliografía (2009-2010)

PALDIN and ALADIN presentations in Vietnam and the Philippines, October to December 2010

PALDIN co-ordinator Prof. Dr. Shah (ALADIN-India) presented PALDIN and ALADIN at various conferences and seminars:

  • in a plenary session at the Vietnam Forum on Lifelong Learning: Building a Learning Society in Hanoi (Vietnam), taking place from 6–9 December 2010.
  • at the Asian Regional Conference on Literacy organised by the International Reading Association (www.ira.org) in Manila (Philippines) during 3–5 November, 2010.
  • in a seminar on the Professionalization of Adult Teachers and Educators in ASEM countries, which was convened on 11–12 October 2010 in Hanoi (Vietnam) by the Hanoi National University of Education (www.hnue.edu.vn) in partnership with the ASEM LLL Hub.

ALADIN Work Plan 2010–2012, October 2010

The ALADIN Advisory Group was convened in October 2010 by e-mail to discuss the ALADIN Work Plan for 2010–2012.

Duplicates shared with ALADIN community, September 2010

The Library and Documentation Centre of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning offered 51 duplicate copies of books and brochures free of charge to the ALADIN community. Requests for these duplicates were received from Brazil, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka and the USA.

All ALADIN members are encouraged to follow the example of this successful initiative and to likewise share their duplicates with the ALADIN community.

Results of the ALADIN impact assessment, August 2010

The results of the ALADIN impact assessment which was carried out in Summer 2010 through a questionnaire survey give very important information for assessing the past and current work of ALADIN and discussing future developments with key stakeholders. Overall the ALADIN network and its individual projects and tools were appreciated and evaluated positively by respondents. According to the results of the impact assessment the most important tasks for the future are keeping the ALADIN Website and the ALADIN Directory of Members updated and maintaining an active ALADIN Email Listserv.

Having concrete answers and opinions from more than one third of all ALADIN members will be very helpful for shaping the future work of ALADIN according to their needs and wishes.

ALADIN impact assessment

Results of the ALADIN questionnaire

Update of ALADIN membership information, Summer 2010

During summer 2010, all ALADIN members were contacted individually and requested to update their membership information. Corrections and amendments were done in the online ALADIN Membership Directory on the ALADIN Website.

National ALADIN Workshop in Nepal, June 2010

A national ALADIN workshop took place in Nepal on June 21, 2010, jointly organized by UNESCO Kathmandu and the Nepal Reading Association/Nepal Library Foundation, Canada to promote adult learning and community libraries throughout the country. 50 participants representing 35 organisations working in the library field from various governmental and non-governmental organisations and academic bodies met for the first time with representatives from UNESCO Kathmandu, UNESCO New Delhi, ALADIN India and the ALADIN co-ordinator Lisa Krolak from UIL Hamburg. Workshop participants were introduced to the global ALADIN network, reviewed the successful ALADIN India and PALDIN initiatives and explored their relevance to the Nepalese context. They learned about experiences and good practices in establishing and supporting literate environments. On the following day, international participants had the opportunity to visit various libraries in the Kathmandu valley for follow-up discussions with workshop participants and for receiving a more realistic picture of the library reality on the ground.

A major outcome of the workshop was the creation of an ALADIN Nepal committee, with representations from the Nepal Library Association, the Nepal Community Library Association, community learning libraries and centers, the Nepal National Library, Kathmandu University and other INGOs and NGOs. They have already met three times after the workshop to draft the ALADIN Nepal constitution and to discuss their first common activities, such as developing a country-specific PALDIN course for Nepal.

Workshop report

ALADIN impact assessment, March 2010

The first ever ALADIN impact assessment was done between March and August 2010 by Nadine Feisst within the framework of her Masters Programme in Information Management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.