Young People and Reading: Intepretation of Research Reading of Young People Aged 13 to 19 Years in Slovakia
Judita Kopáčiková, Old City Library, Slovakia
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Research realized Slovak Association of Libraries all over Slovak Republic in 2009 – 2011 in collaboration with the regional libraries on a sample of 12,393 respondents, students 8th and 9 grades of primary schools and 2 grades of secondary schools. Research has tried to map out the most current situation in relation between young people and information and communication technologies, reading, book and library. The primary objective of the research was to discover reserves in the library activities and services for the young generation, but also analyze the reader's interests and needs of young people in transition from primary to secondary school. The survey was anonymous, questionnaire method was used. The questionnaire consisted of 49 questions adapted to the age and abilities of respondents. Statistical processing of results of research conducted Cabinet of research culture of the National Cultural Centre in Bratislava.
Author's professional CV
Judita Kopáčiková graduated at Department of Library and Information Science Comenius University in Bratislava. She worked at various jobs in public, academic, scientific libraries and also in the Information Center in Slovnaft, a.s. Since 2004 is the Director of Staromestská knižnica (Old City Library) in Bratislava. She Is Vice-President of the Association of Slovak Librarians and board member of the Association of Slovak Libraries. Since 2005 is the expert guarantor of international informatics symposium INFOS.