Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Using Research to Promote Literacy and Reading in Libraries #wlic2015

Blogging from the World Library and Information (IFLA) Conference, another current publication which the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Literacy and Reading section wants to update is Using Research to Promote Literacy and Reading in Libraries: Guidelines for Librarians. There was some discussion about this at the roundtable session I attended, with suggestions such as wanting advice/support on carrying out studies into user needs, finding out about your population and also looking at what they are actually doing in the library. In this context I will also mention the Centre for the Public Library and Information in Society led by my colleague Dr Briony Birdi which includes research into reader development.

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