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Mission

The CLA Literacy Interest Group exists to support the work of California Library Literacy Services. This group works to ensure that libraries provide adult and family literacy programming as part of their ongoing services and mission; and endeavors to heighten the visibility of adult and family literacy services in libraries and the communities in which they are offered.

It is estimated that 10.5 million of the 93 million Americans who are functioning at the basic and below basic literacy levels live in California. They are the target of library based adult literacy programs. Statewide these programs serve approximately 20,000 adult learners each year. Summary of the 2003 National Adult Literacy Survey (pdf)

If you are a Literacy Specialist or a librarian concerned about the challenge of adult literacy, we invite you to join the Literacy Interest Group! If you haven't signed up yet, read the Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Join CLA and the Literacy Section.

Resources

Leadership

Chair
Trina Camping, Woodland Public Library: trina.camping@cityofwoodland.org

VIce-Chair
Beverly Schwartzberg, Santa Barbara Public Library: Literacy@SantaBarbaraCA.gov 

Past-Chair
Lynn McCormick, Tuolumne County Library: LMcCormick@co.tuolumne.ca.us

Secretary
Erica Watson, Charter College

Discussion

Members of the Literacy Interest Group are invited to join the Literacy Interest listserv where members communicate and share information.

Please note: the listserv will be reviewed twice per year and non-active CLA members will be removed from the list.