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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Library skills still essential to adult literacy

Likely driven by the economic recession, patrons take advantage of affordable entertainment, Internet access, job-search assistance and educational resources, all at less than retail price and in a relatively peaceful environment.

This renaissance in public library usage might be due in part to the very technology that was expected to threaten the existence of community libraries.

All of which reinforces what both elementary and secondary school librarians have been saying for years: that the early and continued development of a full range of library skills and attitudes is the key to the continued development of adult literacy.


Geoff Johnson is a retired superintendent of schools.

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