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. Click here for a membership flyer.
Our Social Justice Book Award winners have been announced for 2020. Check out these outstanding books!
Our Mission Statement
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
and also online on our
2020 Conference Program
The ILA convention scheduled to be in Columbus, OH for the ILA convention October 15-18, 2020 was cancelled because of Coronovirus 19. ILA is hosting some online educational opportunities. Check their website for details. When our world returns to normal, our SIG will again be soliciting proposals for our meeting held in conjunction with the ILA convention. Click here for a pdf of a former proposal form to assist in your planning. For more information about submitting a program proposal contact LSR SIG Program Chair, Autumn Smith. More information about programs is available by clicking the link on the menu to your left.
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 here or at menu on left.
Be sure to check out our latest recipient of the Student Service Award 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