According to PIAAC, one in six American adults struggles with basic literacy. Public libraries help meet this need through services such as high-interest, low-level collections and tutoring. The Adult Literacy through Libraries Action Agenda guides libraries in this work. ALA and ProLiteracy received funding from IMLS to develop an openly accessible training and resources based on the Agenda’s recommendations, with the help of three pilot libraries and an advisory committee of leaders in adult literacy.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Core Values
Type of Library: Academic, Public, School/Media Center, Special
Cost: Included with full conference registration.