The ALA Committee on Literacy invites members to a discussion and planning meeting on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm at McCormick Place West in W-176c to share ideas about an exciting new project to support online information and learning opportunities for adults and teens with low reading skills.

The objective of this meeting is to explore the possibility of a national project to support cooperative collection development of online information portals for adults and teens with low literacy skills. Project participants would share responsibility for and access to a web library that will respond to the common information needs of teens and adults with low reading skills.

At the meeting we will look at some existing web portals, like Internet Public Library and the Beehive. We will also showcase many websites that could be incorporated into a larger portal.

Please join us to discuss these ideas. The meeting will be led by Robin Osborne, Director of the Office of Community Connections at the Westchester Library System (NY) and editor of From Outreach to Equity: Innovative Models of Library Policy and Practice (ALA Editions, 2004).

For more information contact Robin Osborne at

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