Research on school librarians and reading promotion

The promotion of reading appreciation is one of the many responsibilities of school librarians. Different strategies have been used in elementary and middle schools to achieve this, and these strategies need to meet the students’ interests. This article presents the results of a study that was conducted to identify the different strategies elementary and middle school librarians in Puerto Rico are currently using to promote reading appreciation. … …  Some of the conclusions indicate that school librarians consider Library Week a key activity for the promotion of reading appreciation, and the Internet as a key resource for the implementation of the different activities they design. The conclusions also acknowledge that school librarians face different challenges, the most difficult being collaboration and support from the students’ parents.

Read more at: Domínguez, N. et. al. (2016). The school librarian as motivational agent and strategist for reading appreciation.  Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 48(3), 236-246

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