Rebecca Calman
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   Professor
Date 2018/05/06
Presentation Theme The Influence of Bibliographies and Book Displays on Motivation for Extensive Reading
Conference The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading
Promoters Congress on Extensive Reading
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Poster
Contribution Type Individual
Venue Toyo Gakuen University
Publisher and common publisher Rebecca Calman
Details This presentation discusses the use of short annotated bibliographies of books available for students participating in an extensive reading program at a Japanese university. These bibliographies, along with displays of books are available in the extensive reading room of the university library. Are they a resource that is used by the students? Do they attract readers and help them find books that they might enjoy reading? A brief survey of freshman and sophomore students who are participating in the Extensive Reading Program was conducted and their awareness of and response to the bibliographies and displays was sought. Their response overall was positive. However, an unexpected observation was that many students were unaware of the purpose of the bibliographies and consequently never made independent use of that resource.