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A practical training day for library staff. How can we best use books, apps, websites and e-resources to create enthusiastic young readers?
- To introduce participants to a range of digital resources to support reading for pleasure
- To consider how print and digital media can complement one another
- To provide opportunities to network and share good practice
** If possible, please bring a smartphone or tablet with you, so that you can try out some of the resources that will be discussed **
09.50 Welcome and Introduction
10.00 Roger Myall, West Sussex Library Service In 2015 West Sussex Library Service went digital to offer eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and more recently eComics. Roger Myall who leads the project will talk about how this has now opened up West Sussex Library service to a much wider audience and demonstrate the benefits of going digital.
11.00 Tea / Coffee
11.15 Alison David, Consumer Insight Director, Egmont Publishing Egmont Publishing’s research study, Print Matters, explores parents’ and children’s responses to reading children’s books, including print books, eBooks, apps and magazines. Alison will discuss the findings of this research and also talk about Egmont’s latest research study, Print Matters More, which looks at how we can convert reluctant readers into enthusiastic readers.
12.15 Lunch (will be provided)
13.00 Bev Humphrey, Literacy, school libraries and technology consultant Online media and apps are very engaging for young people so it makes sense to find ways we can exploit this interest to help enthuse them about reading and writing for pleasure. This session will provide you with a toolkit of apps and sites that you can use for reading promotion. The majority of the apps shown will be for Apple devices but many do have versions for other operating systems. Websites you can use to spark kids’ interest will also be shown along with suggestions of how to use them to best effect. (Session will include a break for tea)
15.30 Closing remarks, evaluation