Jennifer Horan

Research title

Attached to tales: Can reading for pleasure positively affect young people's emotional wellbeing?

Research summary

Attached to tales: Can reading for pleasure positively impact young people's emotional wellbeing?


Publications

"5 Reasons Why We Need School Libraries", Scottish Book Trust, 2014

"The Writing Light Shines Bright: Kemnay Academy's Poetry Slam Project", Scottish Book Trust, 2016

"5 Ways Public Libraries Bring Positive Change to Communities", Scottish Book Trust, 2016

"How Libraries Help Refugees", Scottish Book Trust, 2017

"Five Kate Greenaway Medal Winners to Look Out for at Your Library", Scottish Book Trust, 2017


Conferences

"Working with and integrating the Syrian New Scots in Aberdeenshire", Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) annual conference, 2017

"The role of YA fiction", Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2018

"Writing the future", Youth Libraries Group national conference, 2018

"Voice and Vision: Essential issues around diversity and inclusion for school libraries", CILIPS Autumn Gathering, 2018


Teaching

GTA: MEd Educational Studies


Additional information

My background is in librarianship, where I have over ten years' experience working in school and public libraries.  I am Chair of Youth Libraries Group Scotland and a former judge for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal for children's literature.  I am a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and am a mentor for librarians completing their Chartership and Certification qualifications.  I have previously worked for Scottish Book Trust creating resources for schools and am curently involved in delivering Bibliotherapy training to school librarians and mental health ambassadors.