Understanding Libraries and Reading among Children

This collection of articles draws attention to the needs of learners and students in the 21st century who require more than textbook information to do their school work.

Understanding Libraries and Reading among Children

Libraries are regarded as hubs that provide literary resources in various forms. This collection of articles draws attention to the needs of learners and students in the 21st century who require more than textbook information to do their school work. It represents an important contribution to research on learners and reading, reading acquisition, and information literacy.

Reading Still Matters What the Research Reveals about Reading Libraries and Community

Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools.

Reading Still Matters  What the Research Reveals about Reading  Libraries  and Community

Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools. • Provides proof of the library's vital role in readers' lives, information that may be used to justify services and collections • Compiles current research on reading from diverse sources and presents it intuitively, saving librarians time and energy when searching for research findings • Offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in libraries and in schools

On Libraries and Reading

On Libraries and Reading


Libraries and Reading

The Human Library illuminates this social fabric and reminds us that, with all the
new communication technology, what we are reaching for through cyberspace is
ultimately other minds and other people with all their interests, assumptions, and
 ...

Libraries and Reading

In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, Conner and Plocharczyck go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into libraries and communities can be found in our everyday practices.

School Libraries and Reading

School Libraries and Reading

Reading for grades 1-12.

The Pleasures of Reading A Booklover s Alphabet

Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience.

The Pleasures of Reading  A Booklover s Alphabet

Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers

Libraries and Reading

In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, Conner and Plocharczyck go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into ...

Libraries and Reading

In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, Conner and Plocharczyck go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into libraries and communities can be found in our everyday practices.

The Library and Reading of Jonathan Swift

The first part of this handbook, in four volumes, concentrates on the library proper.

The Library and Reading of Jonathan Swift

The library of Jonathan Swift was sold by auction after his death in 1745. Fortunately, there is the auction catalogue, printed in 1746, so we know most of the books Swift owned at the time of his death. The catalogue lists a total of 657 lots. Earlier in his life, Swift had formed a habit of drawing up lists of the books he had read or owned. The first extant, of his reading, dates from 1697/1698, when he was employed by his mentor Sir William Temple. Another inventory of books he owned, Swift compiled in 1715. Although the sale catalogue was published in facsimile by Harold Williams as Dean Swift's Library (Cambridge, 1932), and the 1715 inventory twice (by T.P. LeFanu in 1927 and by William LeFanu in 1988), a thorough and minute description of the volumes in Swift's library has not been undertaken so far. The first part of this handbook, in four volumes, concentrates on the library proper. All individual books are described with a full collational formula, the complete contents, and remarks on the history and transmission of the text, on the life of the author, and on the significance of his writings for a late seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century reader. In order to provide a contemporary assessment of an author's status in Swift's day, the reader always finds a transcription of the relevant entry from the English translation (in two bulky volumes) of Moréri's The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary (1694), a work also on Swift's shelves. Swift's own copies have been consulted whenever their exact locations are known in European and North American libraries. Moreover, most marginalia and inscriptions have been scrupulously consulted and checked against existing printed versions. They are also fully transcribed. Where Swift is known to have quoted from, referred to or alluded to an author, all identified passages in Swift's writings are presented and discussed. Swift may have consulted many works in the libraries of his friend Thomas Sheridan or of Sir William Temple. Therefore, volume IV contains a transcript of the sale catalogue of Sheridan's library (1739) and a tentative list of Temple's library, reconstructed from references in Temple's works and secondary sources. In volume IV, the reader will find an index of references to Swift's works that enables him to consult this handbook when using the current standard editions of the Dean's poems, prose and correspondence, as well as further indexes of subjects, printers and authors.

Reading Matters

A road map to the research on reading and libraries, and a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader--from childhood through adulthood.

Reading Matters

A road map to the research on reading and libraries, and a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader--from childhood through adulthood.

Connecting Boys with Books 2

Suggests ways to fight cultural stereotypes that drive boys away from libraries and reading.

Connecting Boys with Books 2

Suggests ways to fight cultural stereotypes that drive boys away from libraries and reading.

Readers and Library Users

Readers and Library Users


Libraries and Readers in the State of New York

The State's Administration of Public and School Libraries with Reference to the
Educational Values of Library Services Douglas ... The sources of reading matter
in Extown and Wytown suggest that no program of state aid for libraries should
be ...

Libraries and Readers in the State of New York


Reading Groups Libraries and Social Inclusion

This book discusses whether contemporary society still defines reading as a visual activity or whether technological developments have led to a broadening of the definition of reading.

Reading Groups  Libraries and Social Inclusion

Reading groups have grown rapidly in popularity and continue to be a significant cultural phenomenon. Reading groups in public libraries, linked to the learning and social inclusion agenda, have expanded to include a wide range of groups within society, including people with visual impairments (VIPs). This under-researched area is the focus of this book. Library-based VIP reading groups are interesting on many levels. Given that these groups predominantly use audio versions of the text (rather than print), this links to debates about the changing nature of reading in a multi-modal age. This book discusses whether contemporary society still defines reading as a visual activity or whether technological developments have led to a broadening of the definition of reading. The author goes on to discuss how policy is translated into practice within the library context and whether the wide range of reading groups linked to libraries suggests that libraries understand and are taking the social inclusion agenda seriously. She also explores how effectively libraries are using reading groups as a tool for delivering on the agenda for learning and how this sits within wider priorities for post-compulsory education and lifelong learning. Finally the book suggests ideas for future development for these groups, outlining ways in which their potential could be maximised for the benefit of both the library and the reading group members. The book will be of great interest to professional librarians as well as students and scholars of librarianship. It will also be of interest to those working on the emerging field of reading groups in literary studies. Those interested in the role of reading in education, as well as disability scholars, will also find the book useful.

Books Are Friends Some Thoughts on Books Libraries and Reading

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Books Are Friends  Some Thoughts on Books  Libraries  and Reading

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Using Research to Promote Literacy and Reading in Libraries

" This guide is IFLA's second publication aimed specifically at librarians and related organizations who want to find ways to foster literacy within the global society.

Using Research to Promote Literacy and Reading in Libraries


A Perspective on Libraries

A Perspective on Libraries


Readers Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries 1870 2005

This book provides a critical history of readers' advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service.

Readers    Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries  1870 2005

Beginning in the early 1980s, readers' advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries. By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers' advisory service. The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons. This book provides a critical history of readers' advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service. The book analyzes the debate that shaped readers' advisory and discusses how the service has assumed its present form. The study follows readers' advisory through its three prominent stages of development, beginning with the period 1870 to 1916, when the service was still a subject of much crucial debate about its meaning and purpose. During the second phase (1917 to 1962), readers' advisory systematically committed itself to meaningful adult education through serious and purposeful reading. The book argues, however, that during the most recent phase of readers' advisory, from 1963 until the present, contemporary public libraries have turned their backs on the rich heritage of readers' advisory services by valorizing the reading of entertainment-oriented and commodified genre titles and bestsellers. Historical analysis, case studies and statistical charts augment the book's central argument.

The Mastery of Books

Follow ing this is an annotated selection of titles bearing on the subject of books and reading, as a gfixfie m suds. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

The Mastery of Books

Excerpt from The Mastery of Books: Hints on Reading and the Use of Libraries Pains are therefore taken to provide the student at the outset with a knowledge, often lacking in older readers, of the simplest tools of his trade - reference Summary of books and catalogues. An entire chapter is chapters in given to the discussion of the nature and value 'h of that form of printed matter which makes up the bulk of the reading of the modern world - periodical litera ture. The preservation of the results of reading, whether in the memory or in written form, is considered at length, with the twofold purpose of guide and warning, and with reference to both teaching and study. With the object of prompting the student to prepare himself betimes for the wider reading demanded in scholarly research, a chapter is devoted to the study of languages, its impor tance, and its most practical methods. As an attempt to broaden the student's view of the importance of read ing, a chapter has been included on the place of the library in educational work, presenting at the same time a history of the development of the modern library idea. Courses of reading are considered, and a substitute for the older methods is suggested, the adoption of which, it is believed, will put the student into a more vital rela tion to books than was possible under the stiff and im personal system of reading courses. In connection with this new plan for the guidance of readers, there is given a classified list of about fifteen hundred works. Follow ing this is an annotated selection of titles bearing on the subject of books and reading, as a gfixfie m suds. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.