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Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy

Literacy for All: Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy, a Webcast Summit, focuses on the essential role that libraries of play in providing literacy services across the  lifespan. The Summit brings together diverse panels of library leaders and literacy advocates from public, school, and academic libraries. The Summit will showcase innovative library-literacy partnerships, promote community solutions, issue a call to action, respond to questions and answers, and provide resources for librarians and literacy providers.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webcast live from Washington, D.C. to your library, your community, your desktop
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  • Welcome: Daniel J. Miller, Acting Director, National Institute for Literacy
  • The Ecology of Libraries,  Jim Rettig, American Library Association President, 2008-2009
  • Libraries and Literacy, Sandra O. Newell, Chair,    Committee on Literacy
  • Public Libraries and Literacy: Dinah O’Brien, Director, Plymouth (MA) Public Library; Mark Pumphrey, Director, Polk County (NC) Public Library
  • Community Collaborations, High School/Community College; Stacey Nickell, Director of Library Services, West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Paducah, Kentucky; Terri Kirk, Librarian, Reidland High School, Paducah, Kentucky
  • Advocacy, Libraries, and Literacy: Jim Rettig, American Library Association President, 2008-2009
  • Camila Alire, American Library Association, President-elect 2008-2009
  • Call to Action: Dale Lipschultz, Literacy Officer, Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, ALA

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