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The Resource Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne E.F. McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer

Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne E.F. McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer

Label
Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community
Title
Reading matters
Title remainder
what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne E.F. McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer
Title variation
what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing upon data published in a variety of scholarly journals, monographs in education, cultural studies, media studies, and libraries and information studies, as well as their own research findings, these authors shatter some of the popular myths about reading and offer a cogent case for the library's vital role in the life of a reader. By providing a road map to research findings on reading, reader-response, audiences, genres, the value of popular culture, the social nature of reading, and the role of libraries in promoting literacy and reading, this guide offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in the library and in schools
  • The authors assert that reading for pleasure is as vital as ever; and that it is, and should be, woven into the majority of activities librarians consider fundamental: reference, collection building, provision of leisure materials, readers' advisory services, storytelling programs, adult literacy programs, and the like. Reading Matters covers "myths about reading," "the boy problem," "reading and identity," "how readers select books," and "reading as a social activity." An essential resource for library administrators and personnel, the book will help them convey a message about the importance of reading to grant-funding agencies and others. It contains powerful proof that can be used to justify the establishment, maintenance, and growth of fiction (and other pleasure reading) collections, and of readers' advisory services. It is also of interest to LIS faculty who wish to establish/maintain courses in readers' advisory, and can be used as supplemental reading in these classes. Finally, it is a great model and aide for additional research on this topic
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Catherine Sheldrick
Dewey number
028/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.R75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McKechnie, Lynne
  • Rothbauer, Paulette M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Reading promotion
  • Reading
  • Reading interests
  • Popular literature
  • Public services (Libraries)
  • Libraries and community
  • Books and reading
  • Libraries and community
  • Popular literature
  • Public services (Libraries)
  • Reading interests
  • Reading promotion
  • Reading
Label
Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne E.F. McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip062/2005030839.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The company of readers / Catherine Ross -- Becoming a reader : childhood years / Lynne McKechnie -- Young adults and reading / Paulette Rothbauer -- Adult readers / Catherine Ross
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781591580669
Lccn
2005030839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781591580669
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3064726
  • (OCoLC)62172776
  • (OCoLC)ocm62172776
  • 917821
  • 3064726
Label
Reading matters : what the research reveals about reading, libraries, and community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne E.F. McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip062/2005030839.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The company of readers / Catherine Ross -- Becoming a reader : childhood years / Lynne McKechnie -- Young adults and reading / Paulette Rothbauer -- Adult readers / Catherine Ross
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781591580669
Lccn
2005030839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781591580669
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3064726
  • (OCoLC)62172776
  • (OCoLC)ocm62172776
  • 917821
  • 3064726

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