Reading Matters: A Statistical Look

At the conclusion of the Reading Matters, attendees were invited to document their thoughts on the the two day conference.

139 attendees graciously took the time to detail their experience.

  • 42% identified themselves as teacher librarians with additional 24% as public librarians.  The remaining 34% consist of authors, booksellers, publishers and ‘other‘.
  • 96% of respondents found Reading Matters program to be excellent or very good.
  • 67% of attendees have attended the conference in the past.  40% of those respondents have been three times or more.

The most popular sessions of Reading Matters 2011 were:

  1. Cover Versions
  2. Markus Zusak
  3. Ursula Dubosarsky
  4. Taboo Words
  5. Mates Mayhem
  6. Love and Other Bruises
  7. Rebecca Stead
  8. Cassandra Clare
  9. Brenton McKenna
  10. Dangerous Arrangements

Again, thank you to those who took the time to give suggestions for RM 2013 and reflected on the 2011 Reading Matters experience.

COMMENTS (6)

  1. Peter Williams says:

    I’m really surprised where Cassandra Clare finished here. I really enjoyed adn learnt form her talks. I thought her idea of ‘passion’ became a theme taken up by a lot of the other speakers.

  2. Peter Williams says:

    I thought this might be the useful statistics that Paula Kelly gave in the opening. I was too silly to copy them. They would be useful for YA areas of Public Libraries.

  3. perde says:

    I was too silly to copy them. They would be useful for YA areas of Public Libraries.

  4. Loris Phair says:

    Yep, I’d love a copy of Paula’s opening remarks and the reading/publishing stats too please if possible.

  5. I’d love a copy of Paula’s opening remarks

    • awalsh says:

      We’ve posted a link to the video of that speech here .

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