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Representaciones bibliotecarias sobre la biblioteca pública, la lectura, el lector, la promoción y la animación a la lectura en Medellín, Colombia Library representations about the Public library, reading, the reader, and promotion and encouragement to reading in Medellin, Colombia  [cached]
Didier álvarez Zapata,Yicel Nayrobis Giraldo Giraldo,Norfi Yamili Ocampo Molina,Luz Marina Guerra Sierra
Investigación bibliotecológica , 2009,
Abstract: El artículo aborda las representaciones bibliotecarias sobre la biblioteca pública, la lectura, el lector, la promoción y la animación a la lectura que tienen los directores y promotores de lectura de las bibliotecas públicas de la ciudad de Medellín. Library representations about Public library, reading, the reader, and promotion and encouragement to reading maintained by reading directors and promoters in the public libraries of the city of Medellin, are approached.
Public Library Summer Reading Programs Contribute to Reading Progress and Proficiency. A Review of: Roman, S., & Fiore, C. (2010). Do public library summer reading programs close the achievement gap? Children and Libraries, (Winter), 27-31.  [cached]
Gayle Bogel
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2012,
Abstract: Objectives – To explore summer reading partnerships between public libraries and school libraries, and the impact on student achievement in reading. Design – The design is mixed methods: tests, interviews and surveys. Setting – Eleven US sites involving school and public library partners. Subjects – A total of 357 elementary school students entering fourth grade that met specific criteria. Parents, teachers, school librarians and public librarians were also included. Methods – This study occurred over a three year period from 2006-2009. It was developed as a partnership between Dominican University, the Colorado State Library Agency and the Texas Library and Archives Commission. Additionally, the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University was contracted to conduct the research. It was designed to explore the research question central to a 1978 study by Barbara Heyns.An advisory committee, with representatives from each partner agency, developed evaluation questions and established the objective selection criteria for participants in the study. The criteria included: at least 50% of students qualifying for free and reduced price meals; at least 85 percent of school population would take the reading proficiency test in English; public library summer reading programs with a minimum of six weeks of programming; a history of collaboration between the paired school and public library applicants; both school and public library would sign a partnership agreement and participate in conference calls.In spring of 2008, students at participating sites were given a pre-test using the Scholastic Reading Inventory, and also provided with special summer reading logs developed for the study, to be used during their subsequent participation in the public library summer reading programs.In fall of 2008, the same children were tested on the Scholastic Reading Inventory. In addition, surveys of students, parents, teachers and library staff were administered, as well as a structured interview of library staff. Main Results – The students who participated in the public library summer reading program did not experience summer loss in reading as measured by the post test administered in their schools.The researchers note patterns in the demographics of students who chose to participate (participation was self-selected and voluntary): predominantly Caucasian girls above poverty level, who generally scored well on reading tests. Those who participated in the study also used libraries, had more books in their homes, and parents who used libraries and provided literacy a
Library, Democracy And Sustainable Development: The Role Of Public Libraries In India  [PDF]
Ziaur Rahman , Dhiraj Kumar Basak And Sabahat Nausheen
Golden Research Thoughts , 2013, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Free and open libraries are vital to the success of democracy. Public libraries do play an important role inour society. Libraries collect organize, preserve and provide access to knowledge and information. The publiclibrary system is perhaps one institution that can be readily associated with the social function of providing areservoir of the true reflection of the diversity of human knowledge. They preserve valuable record of culture thatcan be passed down to succeeding generations. They provide people with access to information they need to work,play, learn and govern. It is an essential part of sustainable development. Strategies for sustainable developmentmust include the democratization process. They help to bring people into the democratic process and keep theminformed as citizens about the actions of their representatives.The democratic order is therefore tasked with the empowerment of individuals and communities in orderto create a climate conducive to sustainable development. The public library system is envisaged as a sure means ofachieving these noble objectives—the citizenry must be provided with a continuous access to information whichwill guide them through and where necessary to translate that information into action. This paper recognizes thecentral role played by the public library system in most democracies and advocated that the status of the publiclibrary system should be upgrading to a national agency. The plight of the public library system is that there are noclear and committed legislation on the part of the federal government in respect of its establishment and funding. Itis this one singular predicament that has blighted the progress and contribution of the public library system tosustainable development. This paper looks at the role public libraries play in promoting democracy throughproviding free and open libraries, literacy and reading promotion, information and intellectual freedom.
Acercamiento al estado actual de la promoción de la lectura en la biblioteca pública en Colombia*
álvarez Zapata,Didier; Giraldo Giraldo,Yicel Nayrobis; Rodríguez Santamaría,Gloria María; Gómez Vargas,Maricela;
Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología , 2008,
Abstract: this work presents the result of a research on reading promotion activities in colombian public libraries. it searches for the presence of libraries in the written culture as well as the role played by the reading promotion initiatives. it establishes the hypothesis that public libraries in colombia are going from a traditional model, as a temple of knowledge, to another model, which is more dynamic and of a social intervention nature. this research starts from the suggested categories in the questionnaire designed by brioney train, from the university of sheffield, which had as a goal to know the scope of services and activities that, in the british community, intend to stimulate the reader and promote the reading in and outside the library. however, it was done within the category system developed by the research group in public library and reading. this research was carried out in four stages. in the first stage, the questionnaire proposed was made suitable to the international survey and accepted by the reading section of ifla. in the second stage, criteria and procedures to allow the questionnaire application in the public libraries in colombia were defined. in addition, the list of sources of authority by which geographic location, name, and basic data of libraries were established. in the third stage, the questionnaire was delivered. finally, in the fourth stage, preparation, analysis and interpretation processes were carried out. among the results of this research, we stand out the analysis of the public library situation in colombia, the reading promotion and its effect in the transformation of the public library, the librarians, their training, the planning, and the policies of reading promotion.
THE NEW READING WOMEN: what teens are reading?
Cintia Kath Blank
Biblionline , 2011,
Abstract: The research has aimed to characterize the reading practices of female teenagers, students of public and private schools of Rio Grande, with the main focus characterize this readership and observe possible trends in reading this genre. Thus, this study analyzed 221 questionnaires filled out by young women aged between 14 and 19 years, high school students from public and private schools in Rio Grande-RS in the years 2008 and 2009. In this survey we realized that the young female audience has a regular habit of reading, it was also possible to identify the favorite subjects of reading and meaning of this age that young people bring to the act of reading. We believe that research focusing on reading practices characterize this group may in addition to guiding activities as reference service and the encouragement of reading in libraries, but also possible we draw parallels between the present and past events.
Literacy in Limbo? Performance of Two Reading Promotion Schemes in Public Basic Schools in Ghana  [PDF]
Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa,Aba Brew-Hammond,Anatu Kande Mahama
Education Research International , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/479361
Abstract: This paper examines two literacy development programmes in basic school classrooms in Ghana: a books scheme for primary schools, mounted by the Ministry of Education in 1998 with support from the Department for International Development, UK, (DfID), and a reading assessment programme (Opoku-Amankwa and Brew-Hammond, 2011) aimed at promoting reading and improving quality of education especially at the basic level. The study reveals that very little is known about the two schemes, pupils’ access to the books is generally poor, and teachers interpret and implement the reading assessment programme in a range of ways according to their understanding. The paper recommends a detailed qualitative and quantitative study of the schemes to assist in future book development and literacy programmes.
Literacy in Limbo? Performance of Two Reading Promotion Schemes in Public Basic Schools in Ghana  [PDF]
Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa,Aba Brew-Hammond,Anatu Kande Mahama
Education Research International , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/479361
Abstract: This paper examines two literacy development programmes in basic school classrooms in Ghana: a books scheme for primary schools, mounted by the Ministry of Education in 1998 with support from the Department for International Development, UK, (DfID), and a reading assessment programme (Opoku-Amankwa and Brew-Hammond, 2011) aimed at promoting reading and improving quality of education especially at the basic level. The study reveals that very little is known about the two schemes, pupils’ access to the books is generally poor, and teachers interpret and implement the reading assessment programme in a range of ways according to their understanding. The paper recommends a detailed qualitative and quantitative study of the schemes to assist in future book development and literacy programmes. 1. Background and Context In September 1987 the government of Ghana started a new education programme1 to reduce preuniversity education from 17 to 12 years, comprising 6 years of primary education, three years of junior secondary school to replace the then four year middle school structure, and a final three years of senior secondary schooling in place of the five years ordinary level and two years advanced level General Certificate of Education programmes. The events leading to the 1987 major education reform are best understood in the context of the economic development of Ghana since independence, particularly the country’s economic depression in the 1970s and 1980s. At independence in 1957, Ghana had a thriving economy and, as of 1960, a per capita national income of £70, higher than many developing countries such as (Egypt £56, Nigeria £29, and India £25) [2–4]. Ghana had “a promising start as one of the richest, most successful and politically mature regions of black Africa, having substantial sterling reserves and well-formulated development plans” [3, page 2]. The relatively buoyant economy was backed by abundant human and natural resources, and these assisted the government of the newly independent country to implement its ambitious plan of industrialisation [4]. But this was short lived. Barely six years after independence, the economy, which was growing at the rate of six percent and making budgetary surpluses in the early years of independence, started recording budget deficits in the realm of 10 per cent between 1963 and 1965 [3, 4]. The decline was attributed to Nkrumah’s overspending to support his political agenda of transforming Ghana into “a paradise” in ten years [4]. The economic decline continued at a breakneck speed especially between 1972 and 1983
Educational power of public libraries  [PDF]
Silva Novljan
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2004,
Abstract: Education services also define the activities of Slovene public libraries. In planning targeted services they are often faced with development lagging. The accelerated progress in this field also reminds them of their lagging and points to a very uneven development and quality level of library activities in the various environments they are centered in. Perhaps due to such conditions public libraries do not excell in developing activities to satisfy education needs of their users. Even so, some successful cases point to the fact that libraries know how to act and could be successful under suitable conditions. The article presents an overview on how the law-defined needs for liferlong education (learning), education of users and information literacy, are meet through aquisition policies and through the realisation of different events taking into account the various levels of literacy of the participating population. The analysis of available reports and data point to the fact that libraries could be more successful if supported by increased expert help backed by financial aid.
Research on the Innovation of Reading Promotion Service Model of University Library Based on Readers’ Characteristics—Taking the Library of Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University (HLAU) as an Example  [PDF]
Lina Li
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2018.114026
Abstract: Based on the practical experience of reading promotion in the library of HLAU in recent years, this paper analyzes the reasons for the bottleneck of reading promotion in university libraries, expounds the problems that need to be solved urgently in the promotion of reading from the theoretical basis, student resources, financial support and leadership attention and proposes future development trends and directions, thus providing an effective way of reading promotion for the libraries of agricultural colleges and universities.
Normative status of bibliopedagogic activities in the frames of youth librarianship
Tilka Jamnik
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 1998,
Abstract: Vividness and efficiency of bibliopedagogic work in public libraries is also confirmed by the fact that several of its forms have been taken over by modem didactics of teaching Slovenian language and literature, school libraries, preschool education, "win a reading-badge" activity etc. While in the frames of the curriculum reform, the role and function of providing for information literacy will be bestowed upon school libraries, the standards for public libraries define the role of youth departments in them as providing for "supplementary" information literacy and motivation for reading. We will not let ali of our rich and widely spread activities disappear from library and information centers of the third millennium: if required, we will modemize them, support and develop new forms and methods of work, standardize and norm them, include them into education of library employees and do anything that might be required for youth librarianship to retain its pla e and conditions for work and development.
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