Culture of Reading

Culture of Reading

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.

Reading Circles

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, contact:

Eugenia Johnson
(910) 630-7588
ejohnson@methodist.edu

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