#uklibchat summary, on reading – 1st April 2014

#uklibchat

A summary of our April chat on reading can be found below.  A full archive of the chat can be found at

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgyKBIR780pOdFJHOTlrQXo1VFRwY0JpOXpkZ0ZKN2c#gid=0

1. How much of your job is about encouraging reading?

  • Many librarians, particularly those in higher education, said that they don’t tend to promote reading much in their job although some had small “leisure” collections for students
  • Those working in other environments e.g. school libraries did a lot more reader development work
  • The question of what “reading” meant in this context was discussed: did it apply to reading on websites for example?
  • @jamesatkinson81 said “I don’t really feel I encourage reading, more facilitate it”

2. Do you have any suggestions for how to reach groups who don’t read much?

Suggestions made by several users included:

  • More accessible books such as graphic novels, manga, quick reads, non-fiction, film/TV tie-ins were highlighted by many contributors
  • Using “non-book” things to…

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