Encouraging a Culture of Reading
Davis Memorial Library has created a collection of fiction and other popular works and sponsors numerous programs throughout the year related to reading for fun. “Reading Nooks” have been established throughout the campus to create reading-friendly environments in academic, residential, and natural settings.
Culture of Reading on Facebook
For up-to-the-moment Culture of Reading news and happenings, please visit the Culture of Reading on Facebook.
Our plan to create a culture of reading centers on the course IDS 2100: Reading Circle. Students are encouraged to take IDS 2100 (which is a graduation requirement) in their freshman or sophomore year. Between twelve and twenty sections of the class are offered each semester (both face-to-face and online), each focusing on a different genre (mysteries, science fiction, self-help, etc.) or subject (baseball, women in sports, pirates, etc.) The object of these circles is to encourage students to read self-selected material outside of their assigned coursework.
Becoming a Reading Circle (IDS 2100) Facilitator
Reading Circle facilitators are drawn from faculty and staff across campus. The eligibility requirements are simple:
- have an existing employment relationship with Methodist University
- possess a Master’s degree or higher
- love to read, and be willing to share that passion with students
The interest form is available online.
For more information about the Culture of Reading Program, contact: