TD National Reading Summit II: Toward a Nation of Readers

Sponsored by UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and the Education Library.

Free live bilingual webcast of the Summit from Montreal
for educators, librarians, teachers and students.

No registration necessary.

Thursday January 20, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday 21st, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Dodson Room, Room 302, Chapman Learning Commons I.K. Barber Learning
Centre, 1961 East Mall, University of British Columbia

In 2008, a group of concerned librarians, parent activists, authors,
booksellers, teachers, publishers and corporate leaders came together
with a common goal that of developing a national reading strategy for
Canada. As a first step a National Reading Summit was launched in Toronto
and plans made for a second summit in Montreal, January 2011 and for a
third in Vancouver in 2012.

The first National Reading Summit examined reading on an international
level and explored the link between reading and engaged citizenship. This
year¹s summit in Montreal will raise several questions. How are we
supporting a culture of reading? What works? What doesn¹t, and where do
we go from here?

Be sure to join with your BC colleagues to engage in this national
reading summit.

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