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Service Recognition Award

L-SR Book Award

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About Us



The Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group (L-SR SIG) is comprised of members of the International Literacy Association (ILA)*, who study and promote practices which foster literacy development and social responsibility in students of all ages. We invite members of ILA to join our SIG (and if interested in our group but not yet a member of ILA, please consider joining so you can also join our group). There are no dues to be a member of this SIG.


Our Mission Statement

expresses our intent to study, understand, and advocate for high quality programs which integrate into the development of literacy across the curriculum:

  • community service,
  • participatory citizenship,
  • social responsibility,
  • appreciation for diversity,
  • environmental stewardship,
  • character education, and/or
  • caring behavior

    This special interest group (SIG) provides a forum for educators, authors, researchers, and the public to present their insights and to interact with others with similar concerns at our annual meeting at the International Literacy Association annual conference and exhibits, in our electronic journal, and also online on our website.

2018 Conference Program

Join us in Austin, TX for our session on Sunday, July 22, 10:00 am - 12: noon in Room 10C-Theater. Click here for a pdf of the program and here for a pdf of the proposal call for 2019 (due August 17). More information about programs is available by clicking the link on the menu to your left.

2018 eJournal

Here is a quick link to our most recent eJournal. More information about this publication, including past issues as well as indices to the various issues can be found by checking the E-Journal link on the menu to your left. A pdf of the next call for manuscripts is available here, with the next deadline of September 30.


Find information about our annual Social Justice Literature Award winners at L-SR Book Award here or at menu on left.

Be sure to check out our latest recipient of the Literacy and Service Recognition Award for Students Program and consider submitting your nominee for next year.

Congratulations to Melanie Cohen Goodman for her article about our group in Reading Today Online (Tuesday, March 20, 2012)! (Click here for pdf version)

Please explore the ILA Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG (ILA L-SR SIG) website and click the Leadership link to interact with our officers and members of our Board of Directors and the Get Involved - Communication section to interact via email and Facebook.


* Formerly International Reading Association



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Kaye West, Ph.D., Website Manager
Date Modified: July 3, 2018 - Feedback

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