Literacy for all! New OLOS outreach toolkit addresses library services to adult new and non-readers
Posted April 11, 2012
Associated Library: WCFLS
CHICAGO – “Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library,” a toolkit from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), is now available as a free print or digital edition.
Developed by the ALA Committee on Literacy and the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, “Literacy for All” features tips and tools for assessing community adult literacy needs and tailoring a literacy plan to address those needs, as well as examples of successful and replicable library literacy plans and resources for serving adult new and non-readers. The toolkit is available as an eight-page print edition, an easily-navigable Web edition or as a downloadable PDF file (797K).
OLOS provides a series of outreach advocacy toolkits, including “The Guide to Building Support for Your Tribal Library,” “How to Serve the World @ your library: Serving Non-English Speakers in U.S. Public Libraries,” “The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library” and “Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library.” All OLOS outreach toolkits are developed by experts from the field and contain proven strategies and resources for librarians to enhance library services in their communities.
For more information on “Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library” and other OLOS toolkits, including ordering instruction, please visit www.ala.org/olos.