[kids-lib] New title at state library: summer reading study results and recommendations

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Apr 22 10:26:08 PDT 2011

The following new title is available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request this or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119.  Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos).  Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchases and it is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks.  Thank you for your patience.

Roman, S., Carran, D.T., & Fiore, C.D. (June 2010). The Dominican Study: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap. River Forest, IL: Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University
This is one of the few existing studies on public library summer reading programs and their impact on student achievement. It was conducted by the the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning and was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

This study includes results, of course, and recommendations to public libraries for increases the impact their summer reading program has on children and teens.

You can read the executive summary<http://www.dom.edu/academics/gslis/downloads/DOM_IMLS_research_in_brief_FINALweb.pdf> (4 pages) and the final report<http://www.dom.edu/academics/gslis/downloads/DOM_IMLS_book_2010_FINAL_web.pdf> (103 pages) online or by checking out hard copies from the Oregon State Library.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community.  The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is funded with LSTA funds administered by the Oregon State Library.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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