Books and Literacy: yesterday, today, tomorrow
An international conference coorganised by the National Book Council, the Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences of the University of Malta, and the Malta Library and Information Association (MaLIA) will be held on 12 November at the MCC.
This one-day event is part of the activities of the National Book Festival in Malta. It explores the traditional relationship between books and literacy within the context of the evolution of publishing – and the ever expanding understanding of what literacy means within the modern technological environment and the knowledge economy. How the different novel literacies – digital, media, and visual to name just a few, interplay with the traditional literacy? Are we, the educators, authors, publishers and librarians, doing our best to support the young generation along this multifaceted literacy world today? Aimed at publishers, librarians, educators, academics and anyone who is enchanted by books and knowledge, the conference will explore these questions bringing together ideas from British and Maltese speakers.