Library Trends in the Popularization of Reading

Lengyelné Molnár, Tünde and Radics, Krisztina (2021) Library Trends in the Popularization of Reading. JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, 26 (3). pp. 11-19. ISSN 2279-0845


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Regardless of in which context we are talking about reading (either traditional or digital reading) it is an important area we need to pay close attention to. Domestic and international research results indicate a generally declining willingness to reading in case of the young generation. The results of the survey carried out within the framework of the "Az Én könyvtáram" (My Library) project also show this. According to this, only 10% of the Hungarian population reads regularly, but the proportion of non-readers is over 50%. (Tóth, 2019) The results of the PISA survey, which measures young people's reading comprehension skills, also show that students' reading comprehension skills are weaker than in previous years, based on the OECD average. (PISA 2018 Synthesis Report, 2019) I am looking at the question of what measures we can take to ensure that this trend does not continue. Namely, how we can promote reading and offer initiatives to stimulate reading. While it is undeniable that the primary arena for educating as a reader should be the family, this role is increasingly shifting to schools. (Gombos, 2013) In addition to the family and the school, libraries also play an undeniably important role in promoting reading and establishing reading habits. That is why it is so important how the librarian profession views the topic, how they relate to the role of libraries. In my research, I examine the attitude of Hungarian librarians to the topic of the popularization of reading, as well as their proficiency in the programs and initiatives designed to achieve this goal. In my presentation, relying on the results of an online questionnaire survey I compare the prevailing trends in the field of reading promotion with the help of examples, and I examine the opinion of the Hungarian librarian community concerning this topic.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: LIBRARIES; Reading; Librarians;
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources / könyvtártudomány > Z665 Library Science. Information Science / könyvtártudomány, információtudomány
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 16:16
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 16:16

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