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

 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…

Happy World Book Night!

Image from the World Book Night website Tonight is World Book Night.  I’ll celebrate it by focusing on family literacy.  Here are a few resources on the subject: Family Literacy (UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning) National Center for Families Learning What is Family Literacy? (International Reading Association) What books do you like to share with Read More…

Poetry/novel pairings

Image by Fancibaer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons To honor both World Book Night (Apr. 23) and National Poetry Month, I’ve paired some novels with poetry collections.  I’ve linked to specific catalog records: any edition of these books will do, though. Novel: The sonnet lover, by Carol Goodman Poetry Collection: Sonnets and poems, by Read More…

Sharing books on any night

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…