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Monday, May 16 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Overbooked: Cultivating a Reading Community Through Passive Literacy Programs

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Many studies suggest that encouraging a love of reading has an important role to play in promoting learning both in childhood and in adult life. In an effort to promote lifelong learning and intellectual wellbeing, our library offers a handful of programming opportunities to highlight and celebrate leisure reading, and encourage others to join a community of readers. By managing multiple free little libraries on campus, hosting a much-beloved Valentine’s Day Blind Date-with-a-Book event, and providing a robust Book Reviews program, we extend our outreach efforts to readers across campus and in our community. These programs have also strengthened our collaborations with community partners, and enhanced our use of NCLIVE resources, such as NoveList. Join librarians from Wake Forest University as we describe our successful literacy programs and share models you can replicate at your own library.

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Meghan Webb

Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Wake Forest University
Meghan Webb is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Wake Forest University. She teaches credit-bearing information literacy courses, and is involved in a variety of library programs and outreach initiatives. She serves as liaison to the Writing Studies program at Wake Forest... Read More →
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Hu Womack

Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Wake Forest University
Hu Womack is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Wake Forest University. He is the library liaison to the departments of Communication and Sociology and teaches credit-bearing information literacy courses and co-teaches first-years seminars. He is also an Academic Advisor.

Monday May 16, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual