Read@UTS: Creating a Reading CultureBelinda Tiffen, Director Library Resources Unit, UTS Librarybelinda.firstname.lastname@example.org | @bella1609
What is READ@UTS• Reading Club• Facebook group• Pilot program commenced 2010
Why?• Support retention and success programs• Build academic language competency• Build communication and presentation skills• Encourage a culture of reading and literacy
Expanded Programs• Read@UTS Blog• Book displays• Book Club in a Bag• Leisure Collection: Overdrive• eReader and iPad loan scheme
What next?• Indigenous Reading Group• National Year of Reading Program: • Movie screenings • Author Talks • Competitions (trivia, Edible Books) • eBook & eReader mini- workshops
Partnerships• Support from SLNSW and public library sector: National Year of Reading, Love2read Reading Group monthly reading themes, NSW Reader’s Advisory Working Group• UTS support units (U:PASS, Equity and Diversity, Network Cafe, Housing, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning)• Gratuitous purloining of good ideas wherever we find them!
NYR: Monthly Themes Blog posts Teaser Tuesdays Displays