IFLA toolkit for developing national literacy and reading strategies

Libraries Library and Information Science (LIS) Literacy

The first version of this IFLA toolkit aims to help library associations, institutions and individual library and information workers to advocate for libraries’ role in literacy and reading to be recognised in relevant national strategy documents.

This IFLA Toolkit aims to provide guidance and flexible materials for library associations, their members and the wider Library and Information Science (LIS) community when engaging with relevant public authorities.

It focuses primarily at national-level strategies, and complements work elsewhere into developing strategies for libraries and library systems. The toolkit includes chapters looking at how to structure an advocacy campaign, as well as arguments and evidence to use in order to strengthen your case. It also contains an extensive list of resources you can use.

It is – as the name suggests – a toolkit. Depending on the situation in your country – who is responsible for literacy, who pays, whether you have a strategy already – you will need different tools. You can therefore adapt this document, and make your own additions or variations.

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