The National Book Council would like to inform the public of an important event, set up in collaboration with the Department of Library and Archives Sciences at the University of Malta and Malta Library and Information Association (MaLIA), which will be part of the activities featured in the upcoming Malta Book Festival. The event is a one-day conference entitled Books and Literacy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and, as the title implies, it will focus on the traditional relationship between books and literacy within the context of the evolution of publishing. In particular, it will explore the expanding boundaries of the definition of literacy in the cybernatic era: digital, media, visual and technological literacies.

Aimed at publishers, librarians, educators, academics and anyone who is enchanted by books and knowledge, the conference will explore the issue of whether we are doing our best to support the young generation along this multifaceted literacy world today. There will be contributions to the discussion by both Maltese and foreign speakers.

TIME: SATURDAY 12 November 2016, 9:00 – 18:00


VENUE: Temi Zammit Hall, MCC, Valletta

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