Tunis Declaration on Libraries, Reading and Intergenerational Dialogue [PDF]
An improtant declaration and strategy for social cohesion was made during the successful symposium, "Reading is a link between generations: Toward a more interdependent society", which took place in Tunisia, 21-23 September 2011, and was attended by 110 participants from 12 countries.
Enhancing the Culture of Reading and Books in the Digital Age – Presentations from the IFLA event at the Frankfurt Book Fair
In association with the Frankfurt Book Fair, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the European Writers' Council (EWC), organised a one day conference on 'The Culture of Reading and Books in the Digital Age' on October 13th 2009. The event was a valuable exercise in co-operation between the organising partners, with lively discussion on current legal frameworks, licensing, emerging technology and technological protection measures, digitisation and the promotion of reading and access to knowledge.
- The Reader-friendly Library Service published by the Society of Chief Librarians in the UK provides an excellent inroduction to reader-centred approaches and practice.
- Reading for life – 2008 UK National Year of Reading Report
- Wikireadia – a searchable and editable online encyclopaedia of good practice in reading
- Kitengesa Community Library – links to research and reports based around a rural library in Uganda, incluing a literacy study conducted in 2004-2005. #
- Family Literacy Project – links to research and reports based around this well-respected South African project
- Reader Development and Reading Promotion: Recent Experiences from Seven Countries in Africa (2003), edited by Diana Rosenberg.
- Reading and Buying Books for Pleasure, 2005 National (Canadian) Survey. Submitted to Canadian Heritage Industry Development Publishing Policy and Programs, March 2005. This survey was commissioned by the Research, Analysis and Industry Development Directorate of the Publishing Policy and Programs Branch, Department of Canadian Heritage.
- Improving the Quality of Literacy Learning in the Content Areas: Situational Analysis of Secondary Level Education in Botswana. International Reading Association. UNESCO, 2005. 53pp. This report underscores the importance of continuous literacy development in order to maximize secondary school students' learning opportunities.
- Libraries, Literacy and Poverty Reduction: a Key to African Development – by Kingo Mchombu and Nicola Cadbury, commissioned by Book Aid International, 2006.
- How Library Networks Can Help Reach Education Goals Makotsi, Ruth. Sharing Resources A research paper commissioned by Book Aid International and written by Ruth Makotsi of the East Africa Book Development Association, November 2004.
- Pour prevenir l'analpabetisme: recherches, reflexionx et propositions d'actions Etude coordinee par Helene Tremblay pour la Division des services linguistiques, Ministere de l'Education, Quebec, 1997.
- International Literacy Awards (2003 – 1979)
- International Literacy Awards: Honorable Mentions (2003 – 1979)
- Reading and reader development: the pleasure of reading Judith Elkin, Briony Train and Debbie Denham. May 2003; 256pp; ISBN 1-85604-467-X
- Studies on Research in Reading and Libraries: Approaches and Results from Several Countries K.G. Saur, 1991. 285 p.
- Reading Habits of Children and Youth. Issues from a Multicultural Study International Survey Jadwiga Kolodziejska, Bryan Luckham 1992. 46 p. Institute of Book and Reading in the Polish Language, 1993, and Round Table on Reading Research in collaboration with the University of Haifa, 1994.
- Advancing Reading in Multicultural Countries Tallinn, 14-16 August, 1991. Tallinn, 1992. 104 p.
- Regards europeens. La lecture d'Est en Ouest Preface de Martine Poulain, Bibliotheque publique d'information, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1993. 119 p.
- Image of the Library ed. By Valeria Stelmakh, RTRR with the collaboration of the University of Haifa, 1995, 131 p.
- Reading a Comparative View: France, Germany, Russia and Israel ed. By Irene Sever, Haifa University Library, Haifa, 1995.
- Literacy and Reading Services to Cultural and Linguistic Minorities Amsterdam, 20 August 1998. Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 1998, 55 p.