Future of Literacy in Libraries: Our Challenges, Our Opportunities

June 2, 2011 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Dr.Robert Wedgeworth

Dr. Robert Wedgeworth, a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB), former executive director of the American Library Association and president of ProLiteracy Worldwide, will present a vision of library literacy services in the 21st century at the 2011 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture. The lecture will be held from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 27 in room 346/7 of the Morial New Orleans Convention Center during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.

Dr. Wedgeworth’s lecture is titled, “The Future of Literacy in Libraries: Our Challenges, Our Opportunities.” In exploring why library literacy programs have not been more successful, Wedgeworth will discuss making literacy programs more accountable, developing and replicating innovative strategies and demonstrating the impact of library literacy services in order to influence stakeholders and decision makers.

Dr. Jean E. Coleman was the first director of OLOS. This lecture series is a fitting tribute to her work to ensure that all citizens, particularly Native Americans and adult learners, have access to quality library services. The lecture series will continue to teach library professionals more about their roles in providing equity of access.


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