From Among Us: Literacy Programs Offer Tangible Benefits

DiAlesandro, Mary Anne
December 1998
American Libraries;Dec98, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p40
Trade Publication
Examines the importance of literacy in light of advancing technology. Information skills needed by individuals to function successfully in society; Number of adults in the United States that have limited literacy skills according to the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey; Importance of literacy in using the information resources of public libraries; Establishment of the Library Literacy Connection; Interviews with adults who have entered literacy programs. INSET: 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey, by G.M.E..


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