Building a Reading Culture: A Selection of Articles from FYI & Synergy
Compiled by Susan La Marca & Pam Macintyre
Publisher: School Library Association of Victoria
Extent: 1 ebook (2 files PDF & ePub)
Cover Design and Desktop Publisher: Sam La Marca, Mario La Marca
Proof reading: Pam Macintyre
The compilers have aimed to represent the range and depth of research, analysis, and practice in relation to the promotion of reading that constitutes the contributions from researchers and practitioners to Synergy and FYI across the last two decades.
As reading and engagement are clearly intertwined, the compilers chose to include personal accounts of reading whose insights were felt to complement research and practice.
The various contemporary and historical contexts provided both by thoughtful commentary, and the
evidence of research, were chosen to provide valuable background to the variety of imaginative and welldesigned practices of supporting reading and readers in primary and secondary school libraries.
Articles that document the changing nature of the contexts in which school librarians work, both
technological and societal, were seen as important inclusions.
The compilers aimed for this collection to be a celebration of the value of promoting reading in school
libraries, and of those who have given their time, intellects, and imaginations to the task of recording their endeavours.