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ERIC Number: EJ1159659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Today's Youth's Voice on How They View Reading and What "Counts"
Smith, Karen E.
Knowledge Quest, v46 n2 p23-27 Nov-Dec 2017
With the changes in school library spaces and school librarians' roles, there has never been a more extraordinary time to be a librarian. However, one thing will never change even in these dynamic times; librarians are still the driving force behind strong reading programs and fostering that love of reading. How do librarians create a culture of readers without driving them away? This article shares the perspectives of students who discuss how to create a culture of readers without driving them away. Most students surveyed attribute being a reader to being encouraged by a person, not a program. The students also discuss what "counts" as reading. After hearing the students' perspectives, the author realized that maybe some schools already "have" a reading culture and librarians just have not seen it and should start looking through the lens of a student's perspective more often. Librarians are encouraged to take the opportunity to change how they view reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A