Reading Matters

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Tandem Library, Jan 1, 2006 - Education - 277 pages
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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.

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About the author (2006)

CATHERINE SHELDRICK ROSS, Professor and Dean of the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Western Ontario, teaches a course in readers' advisory, and is involved in ongoing research on reading for pleasure.

LYNNE E. F. MCKECHNIE, Associate Professor at the school of Library and Information Studies, University of Western Ontario, is conducting a longitudinal study of the role of the public library in the lives of 30 children.

PAULETTE M. ROTHBAUER, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, has done extensive research on adolescent readers and the role of pleasure-reading in the discovery of identity. She is the winner of the Eugene Garfield Dissertation Competition.