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File Literacy-Comm-Agenda---MW15---1-31-15

by Cynthia Czesak on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 08:40 am

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File Literacy-Assembly-Agenda---MW15---1-30-15

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Event Committee on Literacy Meeting and Literacy Assembly Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

The Literacy Assembly Meeting and Committee on Literacy will both meet.

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Event Committee on Literacy All-Subcommittee Planning Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

The subcommittees of the ALA Committee on Literacy will meet.

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Discussion 2013 COUNCIL RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING ALA’s COMMITMENT TO BASIC LITERACY

by Sara Johns on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 07:46 pm

After saying today in the phone conference that the 2013 resolution was in our Connect space, I went looking for it tonight. I found the draft one but have attached it as it went into the record of Council actions. I also put it in the documents file. 

 

Great call today; we will do substantive work in Chicago, I know!

Discussion School Library Resource for Digital Literaacy

by Sara Johns on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:19 pm

As we focus on our upcoming conference call, I thought I would share a recent (last fall) school library resource on digital literacy. I know that Hilda Weisburg has seen it but I am not sure that the rest of you have. 
 

As we focus on our upcoming conference call, I thought I would share a recent (last fall) school library resource on digital literacy. I know that Hilda Weisburg has seen it but I am not sure that the rest of you have. 
 
AASL and American Libraries  published School Libraries Transform Learning supplement and it includes a great infographic on digital literacy. I have linked to the supplement and the inforgraphic and will include the 11x17 PDF of the inforgraphic.
 
Enjoy, Sara

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by Sara Johns on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:06 am

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Discussion Our work this year--please read and respond

by Sara Johns on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Hi, All, 

 

I hope you have not forgotten that you are on the Literacy Committee this year! Getting started for the year has been delayed until Barb Stripling and I could talk about her vision for what we do as a committee this year and that has morphed quite a bit since she took office in June. But I know this awesome group can get busy right away--and do significant work; the literacy resolution written by last year's committee and adopted by ALA Council at Annual proves that. 

 

Hi, All, 

 

I hope you have not forgotten that you are on the Literacy Committee this year! Getting started for the year has been delayed until Barb Stripling and I could talk about her vision for what we do as a committee this year and that has morphed quite a bit since she took office in June. But I know this awesome group can get busy right away--and do significant work; the literacy resolution written by last year's committee and adopted by ALA Council at Annual proves that. 

 

Barbara feels that literacy needs to belong to libraries and thus ALA in the public eye and that we as a committee, with the able assistance of OLOS staff, can make great strides to make ALA a portal, a go-to place online, for literacy, all literacies. She and I also feel that there are already a lot of resources that are not visible to members and the public.

 

After discussion with Michelle Washington and John Amundsen from the OLOS office, I have a direction for our work this year to meet that goal. How?

 

1. Michelle and John will work on gathering links to existing resources and coordinating with the Web Advisory Committee to get more visibility for the Literacy page on the ALA site. (Did you know there is an existing Literacy page just waiting for our attention? http://ala.org/advocacy/literacy

 

2. John will post what he finds on ALA Connect. I will poll the members of our Committee to find out who is not yet familiar with connect; it will be our workspace. 

 

3. The Committee will scrutinize what he lists and suggest what is missing and how to emphasize what is already available, with the lens of both ALA members and the public. We will look at how a portal approach might be arranged. This will be accomplished before Midwinter and the Literacy Assembly. 

 

4. The agenda of the Literacy Assembly will be to look at the Committee's work and collectively make recommendations of resources and areas to develop. 

 

5. Between Midwinter and Annual, we will collectively refine the web page to be meaningful and important to libraries of all types and to communitites. 

 

5. We (Committee and staff together) will promote our work via such ALA initiatives as http://www.ilovelibraries.org/ and http://atyourlibrary.org/ as well as social media channels, press releases and, hopefully, more visibility on the ALA front web page. 

An example from Barbara Stripling that is our focus needs to be avigating the literacy stakes that different divisions have planted.  Our work needs to be a way to highlight what is going on throughout the organization on literacy, not perceived as a threat to divisions or other units who might think big ALA is intruding on their turf.  Michelle and John can be the connection with the staffs of those units once we have identified everything that’s going on throughout the organization. We can develop a portal that pops the ALSC awards, AASL awards, YALSA awards, for example without the public having to know who “owns” these awards, what “ALSC” means, for instance This should be a win-win, a very positive situation.

I WELCOME your thoughts about our initial plan and look forward to working with you.  PLEASE post your reaction or just “I read this” so that I know we are communicating through ALA Connect.

 

THANKS!

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Discussion Meetings at Midwinter 2014

by Sara Johns on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 01:09 pm

I hope all of you attending Midwinter have the following meetings on your schedule. If you have items/information you would like to be included in the Assembly agenda, please send ASAP as we are putting that together now.

If you are unable to make the meetings, please let me know. Hopefully, I will see you soon in Philly, Sara

Friday, January 24 

1:00-4:00pm, Literacy Assembly Meeting and Committee on Literacy Meeting - Marriott-Franklin 04

Saturday, January 25

I hope all of you attending Midwinter have the following meetings on your schedule. If you have items/information you would like to be included in the Assembly agenda, please send ASAP as we are putting that together now.

If you are unable to make the meetings, please let me know. Hopefully, I will see you soon in Philly, Sara

Friday, January 24 

1:00-4:00pm, Literacy Assembly Meeting and Committee on Literacy Meeting - Marriott-Franklin 04

Saturday, January 25

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Committee on Literacy All-Subcommittee Planning Meeting Saturday - Marriott Room 411

Sunday, January 26

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, The Local Library and an Immigrant’s Journey to Citizenship: Brain-Based Approaches to Promoting Success - PCC-307A

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To develop and recommend the Association's policies related to the promotion of literacy; to develop and encourage the development of programs, educational opportunities, and other resources that assist librarians and libraries in promoting literacy; to raise the awareness of literacy within the Association; to work cooperatively with the Literacy Assembly, the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services and its Advisory Committee, and other ALA units, including the Washington Office, on efforts that have a literacy focus; to develop and maintain partnerships with national literacy organizations.

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