Literacy and Reading Section

Division: Library Services

The Section provides a focal point for the promotion of reading and literacy in libraries; and the integration of reading research and reading development activities into library services for all citizens. It covers issues such as increasing the social awareness of the significance of reading and general literacy; functional literacy in various cultural settings; reader development; illiteracy in different milieus; teaching the encouragement of reading among young people and adults; readers' skills and reading habits;and the interaction of audiovisual media and reading in the new electronic environment.

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Last update: 24 May 2019

Latest News

‘Reading Journeys’ Satellite meeting cancelled

It is with heavy hearts that ‘Reading Journeys’ the Satellite program being organised in Oxford by four IFLA Professional Units will not go ahead.

13 March 2020

Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Proposals sought for exciting Satellite in Oxford.

Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Do you have an experience that you would like to share? If so, read on, because we are looking for proposals for our Satellite Meeting in Oxford UK, this summer.

23 January 2020

First Version of IFLA Toolkit on National Literacy and Reading Strategies Launched

On the occasion of the United Nations International Literacy Day (September 8), IFLA has formally published the first version of the IFLA Toolkit for National Literacy and Reading Strategies.

6 September 2019