Interactions

Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021)

Shelftalkers: Empowering student voice

Submitted
September 16, 2021
Published
2021-09-16

Abstract

 This article was presented at the IASL conference in July 2021. It describes SLAVs new initiative – Shelftalkers. This initiative is a website that publishes 100-word student reviews of texts they are reading or have been sent by arrangement with publishers for review. The process is facilitated by the school library and is open to students of any age. The project aims to give students a voice, give school library staff and publishers an insight into student views, and allows participating school libraries to be central players in the literacy development and reading culture of their respective schools.

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