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dc.contributor.author Eyre, Gayner
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-18T09:54:34Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-18T09:54:34Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12
dc.identifier.citation Eyre , G 2004 , ' Towards a literate Australia: the role of public libraries in supporting reading ' Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services , pp. 186-192 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1030-5033
dc.identifier.other PURE: 97296
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1771
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1771
dc.identifier.uri http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3315/is_/ai_n29144209 en
dc.description Eyre, Gayner, (2004) 'Australia: the role of public libraries in supporting reading', Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services 17(4) pp.186-192 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract The ability to function effectively in today's information society requires a high degree of literacy and a complexity of skills which is leaving some people behind. Yet in Australia one in five adults do not possess sufficient literacy skills to participate in everyday life. This causes problems for living, working and for survival. The resources, networks and advocacy potential of public libraries make them natural allies of the literacy movement. The Australian Library and Information Association in its 'Statement on libraries and literacy' not only endorses the role of public libraries in supporting literacy but sees it as a core function. It is now an opportune time to re examine that role and develop strategies for its future. The United Nation's Decade of literacy (2003-2012) presents a golden opportunity for public libraries to reassert their traditional role of supporting literacy as part of the lifelong learning agenda. Edited version of a paper presented at the Alia 2004 biennial conference Gold Coast Queensland en
dc.format.extent 7 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services en
dc.title Towards a literate Australia: the role of public libraries in supporting reading en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Information Literacy en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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