Network of Resources
The network of resources (toolbox) is a search tool that provides the contact information and a brief description of the private and public organizations that offer animation, training, exhibition, research, development and support services aimed at fostering, animating, promoting and enriching reading (and writing) activities for young people before they begin and while they are in school. The network of resources also lists organizations geared to students with special needs (handicaps) and students in individualized paths for learning (literacy).
In addition to publishers, journalists, researchers or any other member of the public interested in the issue of reading among young people, the network of resources was designed to meet the needs of the following categories of people:
This category includes teachers, educational consultants, non-teaching professionals and school administrators. In some cases, this category may include the members of the governing board.
School library staff
This category includes anyone who works in a school library: librarians, documentation technicians, teaching methods specialists.
This category includes parents and members of the public at large.
This category consists of young people between the ages of 4 and 17.
How the information is organized
Students are at the heart of our concerns. Since family and school make up the students' immediate environment, effective interventions may be implemented by family members and school staff. These interventions have been or will be the subject of other publications.
Organizations that focus on students and that could play a key role in encouraging them to read more have been grouped according to their main goal. We are aware that there may be overlaps in the services provided by promotion and dissemination organizations.
In order to make it easier to search the network of resources, we indexed each site using free descriptors, which are found at the end of each entry. This bank of descriptors is arranged in alphabetical order. It is modelled on the Répertoire des vedettes-matières de l'Université Laval.
The resources can be accessed in three ways:
- by resource
- by target group
- by descriptor