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ATT STIMULERA TILL LÄSLUST Hur bibliotekarier kan arbeta för att läsovilliga barn och ungdomar ska kunna känna läslust!

Eriksson, Linda and Magnusson, Jenny (2006)
Division of ALM
Abstract
The purpose of this Master's thesis is to make suggestions as to how librarians can promote young reluctant readers to help them find the joy of reading. We want to show how the comprehension of these children and adolescents can be translated into action in the librarians work with reading promotion.

Our main questions are:

? What attitudes do the librarians find that children and adolescents, ages 9-15 with reluctance to read, have towards reading?

? What do public- and school librarians do to stimulate children and adolescents, ages 9-15 that are reluctant to read, to feel the joy of reading?

? What role or which roles can the public- and school librarians have in the work of reading promotion, targeting children and adolescents... (More)
The purpose of this Master's thesis is to make suggestions as to how librarians can promote young reluctant readers to help them find the joy of reading. We want to show how the comprehension of these children and adolescents can be translated into action in the librarians work with reading promotion.

Our main questions are:

? What attitudes do the librarians find that children and adolescents, ages 9-15 with reluctance to read, have towards reading?

? What do public- and school librarians do to stimulate children and adolescents, ages 9-15 that are reluctant to read, to feel the joy of reading?

? What role or which roles can the public- and school librarians have in the work of reading promotion, targeting children and adolescents with a reluctance to read?

We have used Beers's theories about reluctant readers and reading promotion, Chambers's model and theory ?Reading Circle? and his theories about conditions that promote a ?good reading environment?. We have also used Smidt's theories about the librarian's different roles in the work of supplying literature.

The method we have used is qualitative and based on literature and interviews with 7 children- and school librarians that all of whom work or have worked with reading promotion for children and adolescents in the ages between 9-15, that are reluctant to read.

Our results show that in order to gain understanding about the attitudes towards, and relationship to reading, our targeted group have, the librarian has to be aware of the inner conditions that these children and adolescents have. These inner conditions are going to affect the work and the result of the reading promotion activity. Some inner conditions, for example, the lack of motivation and an disinterest in reading, the librarian can bridge by altering the outer/external conditions. If these children and adolescents get a special time to read every day in an environment that is calm, his or her inner condition can be affected to be more positive.

The method that the librarian uses can stimulate the children and adolescents to be able to feel the joy of reading, and help them overcome their negative attitudes towards reading. One method that could stimulate the children's and adolescents? joy of reading is to act out a part of a story, to get involved by participating in it. Another way is to read aloud or listen to audio books to give the involved people a common experience. In a Book talk, that is adjusted, the librarian is able to show different types of literature and medium suited for these children's and adolescents? special needs and interests. Through their complex roles, the librarians, by understanding, can use different methods to stimulate the children and adolescents that are reluctant to read to find the joy of reading. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this Master's thesis is to make suggestions as to how librarians can promote young reluctant readers to help them find the joy of reading. We want to show how the comprehension of these children and adolescents can be translated into action in the librarians work with reading promotion.

Our main questions are:

? What attitudes do the librarians find that children and adolescents, ages 9-15 with reluctance to read, have towards reading?

? What do public- and school librarians do to stimulate children and adolescents, ages 9-15 that are reluctant to read, to feel the joy of reading?

? What role or which roles can the public- and school librarians have in the work of reading promotion, targeting children and adolescents with a reluctance to read?

We have used Beers's theories about reluctant readers and reading promotion, Chambers's model and theory ?Reading Circle? and his theories about conditions that promote a ?good reading environment?. We have also used Smidt's theories about the librarian's different roles in the work of supplying literature.

The method we have used is qualitative and based on literature and interviews with 7 children- and school librarians that all of whom work or have worked with reading promotion for children and adolescents in the ages between 9-15, that are reluctant to read.

Our results show that in order to gain understanding about the attitudes towards, and relationship to reading, our targeted group have, the librarian has to be aware of the inner conditions that these children and adolescents have. These inner conditions are going to affect the work and the result of the reading promotion activity. Some inner conditions, for example, the lack of motivation and an disinterest in reading, the librarian can bridge by altering the outer/external conditions. If these children and adolescents get a special time to read every day in an environment that is calm, his or her inner condition can be affected to be more positive.

The method that the librarian uses can stimulate the children and adolescents to be able to feel the joy of reading, and help them overcome their negative attitudes towards reading. One method that could stimulate the children's and adolescents? joy of reading is to act out a part of a story, to get involved by participating in it. Another way is to read aloud or listen to audio books to give the involved people a common experience. In a Book talk, that is adjusted, the librarian is able to show different types of literature and medium suited for these children's and adolescents? special needs and interests. Through their complex roles, the librarians, by understanding, can use different methods to stimulate the children and adolescents that are reluctant to read to find the joy of reading.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Linda and Magnusson, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Barnbibliotekarier,Litteraturförmedling,Läsfrämjande verksamheter,Läslust,Läsovilja,Lässvaga,Skolbibliotekarier,Aliteracy,Children librarians,,Joy of reading,Reading promotion,Reluctant readers,School librarians,Unmotivated readers,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {ATT STIMULERA TILL LÄSLUST Hur bibliotekarier kan arbeta för att läsovilliga barn och ungdomar ska kunna känna läslust!},
  year         = {2006},
}