World Book Night 2018: Fact Meets Fiction

Sometimes fiction on a topic can complement more factual sources.  As Baildon (2018) notes, “Those (voices) excluded from higher education can often be found in fiction, music, or other cultural expression” (p. 178).  The ACRL Framework calls us to listen to such voices (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016, Scholarship as Conversation Section). How Read More…

World Book Night 2017: Pleasure Reading and Social Justice

When you hear the phrase “economic well-being,” does pleasure reading come to mind?  Dewan (2016) links pleasure reading to not only economic well-being, but also social justice. Dewan (2016) starts by linking pleasure reading to literacy.  Reading skill develops with practice, and we’re more likely to stick with practice that is pleasurable (pp. 558-559).  Improved Read More…

World Book Night 2016: Exploring Ebook Platforms

 Image from the World Book Night website To honor World Book Night (April 23) let’s look at some different ebook platforms.  I’ll focus on ones the library uses. Let’s start with SpringerLink.  Though it is technically a publisher’s platform extending beyond ebooks, SpringerLink provides access to many ebooks, particularly in the health sciences.  Without creating Read More…

World Book Night 2013: My Current Reads

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk World Book Night U.S. will take place on April 23.  This event is about sharing books with light readers and nonreaders.  Actually it is about sharing the love of reading–period.  In that latter spirit I’ll share the books I’m currently reading: Professional Reading Gibson, C. (Ed.). (2006). Student engagement and information literacy.    Read More…