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World Book Night 2017: Pleasure reading and social justice

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 […]

By April 20, 2017 0 comments InfoSavvy, Library
World Book Night 2016

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 […]

By April 21, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Happy World Book Night!

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 […]

By April 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Poetry/novel pairings

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 […]

By April 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Sharing books on any night

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). […]

By April 18, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy