Friday, 1 September 2017

Indigenous Literacy Day @ the Library

RMIT University Library is passionate about literacy, equal access to education and reading. We support the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and recognise Indigenous Literacy Day as a national celebration of Indigenous stories, culture and literacy. Through all fundraising activities on the day, attention is focused on the disadvantages experienced by Indigenous children in remote communities and funds are raised for equal access to literacy resources for these communities. 

In the hope of closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous literacy the Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia, by lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong love of reading. Visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website to find out more about Indigenous Literacy Day events in your area, or to donate.

Help close the literacy gap by joining RMIT University Library to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on September 6 at RMIT's first Great Book Swap at Swanston Library, in partnership with RMIT Ngarara Willim Indigenous Centre and RMIT Golden Key.

Event: Great Book Swap
Location: Swanston Library, Building 10, Level 5
Date and Time: 6 September 10am - 4pm

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Looking for Indigenous resources @ the Library? Find information on indigenous culture, education, environment, film, health, law, land rights, reconciliation and sport in the Library’s Indigenous Resources subject guide. RMIT University Library is committed to enrich its growing collection of Indigenous resources in support of RMIT's vision for reconciliation,‘promoting a learning and research environment that engages partnerships and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, cultures and diversity’.

RMIT University acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the University stands. RMIT University respectfully recognises Elders both past and present.