A Reading Strategy for a UK university: Reviewing the literature on reading, literacy and libraries, with particular regard to the HE sector

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/233111
Title:
A Reading Strategy for a UK university: Reviewing the literature on reading, literacy and libraries, with particular regard to the HE sector
Authors:
Garfield, Diana
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University
Reference:
Garfield, D., 2008. A Reading Strategy for a UK university: Reviewing the literature on reading, literacy and libraries, with particular regard to the HE sector. Journal of Information Literacy, 2(2), pp.18-31.
Publisher:
Open Journal Systems / Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
Journal:
Journal of Information Literacy
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/233111
Additional Links:
http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/RA-V2-I2-2008-2; http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=ojs
Abstract:
This paper represents a starting point in an information literacy research project by academic librarians in a UK university. The research project explores ways of enabling and encouraging quality student reading through the development of a University Reading Strategy, a set of best-practice ideas and guidelines drawn from discussions with academics, support staff and librarians. The purpose of the paper is to review current issues around reading, particularly in the HE sector, in contemporary literature. The literature review is intended to provide a backdrop for the research project, giving benchmark information against which the developing Reading Strategy may be considered. The literature review considers the UK Government’s current agenda for enhancing skills levels throughout the adult population. Economic and social challenges to traditional understandings of autonomous learning in HE are reflected in changes in learning and reading styles, and in the changing use of academic libraries. Alongside this the digital environment, within which most young people are comfortable and competent, continues to change reading habits and demand different information seeking skills. Public and academic libraries have to find ways to survive and grow in the new Web 2.0 world. Academic learning through new modes of reading has to be increasingly recognised. In spite of these changes the printed book remains a key element in academic library services. Students continue to demand print texts and the textbook market appears to be thriving. This literature review suggests that traditional reading skills remain at the heart of university education, but that new modes and media for reading can be used creatively to enhance student learning.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
reading; reading skills; higher education
ISSN:
1750-5968

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarfield, Dianaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-11T08:49:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-11T08:49:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationGarfield, D., 2008. A Reading Strategy for a UK university: Reviewing the literature on reading, literacy and libraries, with particular regard to the HE sector. Journal of Information Literacy, 2(2), pp.18-31.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1750-5968-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/233111-
dc.description.abstractThis paper represents a starting point in an information literacy research project by academic librarians in a UK university. The research project explores ways of enabling and encouraging quality student reading through the development of a University Reading Strategy, a set of best-practice ideas and guidelines drawn from discussions with academics, support staff and librarians. The purpose of the paper is to review current issues around reading, particularly in the HE sector, in contemporary literature. The literature review is intended to provide a backdrop for the research project, giving benchmark information against which the developing Reading Strategy may be considered. The literature review considers the UK Government’s current agenda for enhancing skills levels throughout the adult population. Economic and social challenges to traditional understandings of autonomous learning in HE are reflected in changes in learning and reading styles, and in the changing use of academic libraries. Alongside this the digital environment, within which most young people are comfortable and competent, continues to change reading habits and demand different information seeking skills. Public and academic libraries have to find ways to survive and grow in the new Web 2.0 world. Academic learning through new modes of reading has to be increasingly recognised. In spite of these changes the printed book remains a key element in academic library services. Students continue to demand print texts and the textbook market appears to be thriving. This literature review suggests that traditional reading skills remain at the heart of university education, but that new modes and media for reading can be used creatively to enhance student learning.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOpen Journal Systems / Public Knowledge Project (PKP)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/article/view/RA-V2-I2-2008-2en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=ojsen_GB
dc.subjectreadingen_GB
dc.subjectreading skillsen_GB
dc.subjecthigher educationen_GB
dc.titleA Reading Strategy for a UK university: Reviewing the literature on reading, literacy and libraries, with particular regard to the HE sectoren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Literacyen_GB
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