Literacy

Declaration statement in support of literacy and numeracy for all adult Australians

In 2021, ALIA supported the Declaration statement in support of literacy and numeracy for all adult Australians alongside Adult Learning Australia, the Australian Council for Adult Literacy, the Australian Council of Social Services, the Australian Coalition for Education and Development, the Reading Writing hotline, the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association and the Literacy for Life Foundation. 

Australia Reads: 2020 campaign round up

For the Australia Reads 2020 rebrand we moved towards a fun, friendly and flexible look and feel that would appeal to kids and grown ups alike and allow us to easily pivot towards #AustraliaReadsAtHome during lockdown. The Australian Reading Hour, our major event, was delayed from September to November and all but one live author events were cancelled. The move posed significant challenges, but the three campaigns over the year created months of promotion of the benefits of reading.

Australian Reading Hour Report 2019

The Australia Reads campaign, incorporating the Australian Reading Hour, was a huge success in 2019 with more than 240 registered events across all Australian states and territories, featuring appearances from more than 60 authors. Many of these events were held in Australian public libraries, with attendance from more than 1,400 people.
 

Reading Hour Report 2015

The Reading Hour is one of the most celebrated annual reading initiatives in Australia, and supports individuals, families and communities to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. The Reading Hour emerged from the National Year of Reading 2012, and is an ongoing campaign from Love2Read, funded by the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance and in partnership with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
 

Reading Hour Report 2016

The Reading Hour is one of the most celebrated annual reading initiatives in Australia, and supports individuals, families and communities to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. The Reading Hour emerged from the National Year of Reading 2012, and is an ongoing campaign from Love2Read, funded by the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance and in partnership with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
 

The value and power of literacy in all its forms [slides]

10th ALIA Top End Symposium, 12-13 October 2018 Darwin: Enabling universal literacies in the digital age
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the session on literacy in the 21st century.
 
The symposium provides a professional development opportunity for local information professionals to engage with national and international experts on universal literacies, a theme deemed to be of interest to all members of the community. This event is a premium professional development activity for information and library workers in the Northern Territory.

Reading engagement through reading comprehension [slides]

ALIA Schools Professional Development Seminar, 10 August 2019 Melbourne: Reading for Everyone
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the keynote address 'Reading intervention' which explored why literacy intervention is crucial to students’ learning success, how to assess the learning needs of students, how intervention in reading is part of the role of the school library and identify ways the teacher librarian can contribute to being part of this program.

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