Library Instruction Round Table Adult Learners Center

Adult Literacy

ACRL. Information Literacy Resources
The section on information literacy and instruction contains links to information literacy standards and guidelines for adult learners. Among the web sites included are: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education; Objectives for Information Literacy Instruction: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians; and Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practice: A Guideline.
http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit

National Assessment of Adult Literacy National Center for Education Statistics
Provides data on levels of literacy and rates of literacy in the United States. This site does not have teaching materials per se, but the data would be useful for policy making and program development.
http://nces.ed.gov/naal

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
This is a portal to teaching and study materials in adult literacy. Materials have been developed as a result of research sponsored by the NCSALL. Research dissemination ended March 31, 2007. Teaching and study jmaterials and research publications still available.
http://ncsall.net/

LINCS. Literacy Information and Communication System
A gateway to adult education and literacy resources on the Internet. Areas of the country are divided into five categories, Western/Pacific, Northwest, Midwest, Eastern, and Southern. Sites are independent of one another and offer web sites, articles, local contact information, and even grant and funding opportunities.
http://lincs.ed.gov/
ProLiteracy
This literacy organization was formed by the merger of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. The site has links for both students and tutors, and information on how to find literacy programs in one’s area.
http://www.proliteracy.org
Link to Instruction SectionLink to LOEXLink to the American Library AssociationLink to the Public Library AssociationLink to the American Association of School LibrariansLink to the Special Library Association Link to LIRT Newsletter Link to Library Instruction Round Table Home Page
Contact Billie Peterson-Lugo (Billie_Peterson@baylor.edu) about these pages.
Last Updated: Content: 5 January 2012 -- LIRT Adult Learners Committee; Graphics: 15 April 2001-- Jana Ronan