Literacy, Libraries and Publishing

Volume 5 No 7 / December 14, 200614 December 2006

This month: four reports related to literacy, libraries and publishing, including a Canadian study of the link between early reading ability and later literacy skills, a British report on the role of public libraries in local economic and social vitality, a Canadian examination of human resource issues in Canadian libraries, and a study of the library acquisition process in Ontario school and public libraries.


Canadian Books Count… A Study of the Ontario School Library and Public Library Acquisition Process

Arts Research Monitor

This report, based on interviews and an online survey with library sector representatives, highlights the acquisitions processes in Ontario public and school libraries, especially with regard to Canadian books. The results are intended to assist publ… View this resource

The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries

Arts Research Monitor

This report summarizes almost three years of research into the human resource situation of Canadian libraries, including a literature review, telephone interviews, focus group sessions, a mail-in survey of 461 library administrators and managers, and… View this resource

Public Libraries in the Knowledge Economy

Arts Research Monitor

Direct link to pdf file: Based on a literature review, a survey of 28 library authorities and case studies, this British report argues that public libraries… View this resource

Early Reading Ability and Later Literacy Skills

Arts Research Monitor

This article in Statistics Canada’s Daily compares the reading ability of 8 and 9 year-olds with their literacy skills 10 years later (at age 18 or 19). The report also examines the potential influence of certain demographic, parental, school and chi… View this resource

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