The Teen Reading Team and guests Danielle Binks and Christine Oughtred presented at an event at Deakin’s Waterfront Library earlier this year. Edited recordings of the Event are now available.
Introductions to the Event and Speakers led by Deakin Library’s Lucinda Buckley
Teenage Readers What We Know – Dr Bronwyn Reddan
What works to engage teenagers – AsPr Leonie Rutherford
The Industry Context of YA Books – Danielle Binks, Author and Literary Agent
The Children’s Book Council of Australia Shadow Judging Program – Christine Oughtred, CBCA Member and Deakin University PhD Candidate
Question Time 1 – Shadow Judging Program
Question Time 2 – School Library Collection Management, Gatekeeping and their Impact
Question Time 3 – Fan Fiction and other Types of Reading
Question Time 4 – Final Questions and Team Contact Slide
Leonie, Bronwyn and Katya were pleased to present interim findings from the schools survey at the National Education Summit in Melbourne in June 2022. Based on over 3000 survey responses, this presentation included information on how often and how much time teenagers spend reading for pleasure and what they think about reading for pleasure as well as the major challenges to teens reading more.
Professor Katya Johanson and Leonie Rutherford at the ALIA National Conference 2022
Professor Katya Johanson and Associate Professor Leonie Rutherford presented at the Australian Library and Information Association Conference in Canberra on 19 October 2022. The conference theme – diversity was examined in various contexts throughout the conference program. Our presentation focused on publisher understanding of how well their industry served diverse readers, and teacher and teacher-librarian views of the range of reading material provided for young people.