Title

Public Library Use, School Performance, and the Parental X-Factor: A Bio-Documentary Approach to Children's Snapshots.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2000

Abstract

Describes a study in which fourth-grade children documented their after-school activities with disposable cameras. Analyzes these photographs and develops six profiles of library users and non users among these students. Finds, rather than a direct causal relationship between library use and academic achievement, that the more salient indicator of functional library use and school performance appears to be parental influence.

Journal

Reading Improvement

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

161

Last Page

172