Literacy is one of ALA's Key Action Areas. As noted in the Strategic Plan (2017 Update) ALA assists and promotes libraries in helping children and adults develop the skills they need, including the ability to read and use technology, understanding that the ability to seek and effectively utilize information resources is essential in a global information society. The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services supports lifelong literacy through a variety of resources and initiatives supporting family literacy, adult literacy, English language learners, and more.

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