Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/21987
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Media/School libraries
Reading and literacy
Secondary schools
Singapore
Evidence-based library design
Issue Date: 
2017
Citation: 
Loh, C. E., Ellis, M., Paculdar, A. A., & Wan, Z. H. (2017). Building a successful reading culture through the school library: A case study of a Singapore secondary school. IFLA Journal, 43(4), 335–347. https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035217732069
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https://doi.org/10.25340/R4/TKUZT9
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Much research has documented the strong correlation between independent reading and academic achievement, and the school library can serve a crucial role in encouraging reading. Drawing from one case study out of a larger dataset of six schools, this paper details how one school transformed its school library, making it a central place for reading within the school. Data collected provided evidence of the kinds of strategies, programmes and design that works to encourage reading. Data collection to help us understand the reading and school library culture included: A school-wide reading survey, interviews with the principal, teachers and students, library observations, timed counts, narratives and time-lapse photographs of library space contributed. Factors for building a reading culture include: (1) Curating the book selection for readers, (2) Making books visible (3) Creating programmes to excite readers, (4) Designing spaces for reading, and (5) Building an ecology for reading.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in IFLA Journal. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035217732069
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0340-0352 (print)
1745-2651 (online)
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