Strategic Study of On-Line Reading Clubs in Senior High School Libraries of Taiwan


  • Jiann-Cherng Shieh
  • Su-Ling Chiu



In this 21st century, information flow has already reached a matured level. It is the time to promote on-line reading clubs, as high school students generally possess the ability to study by themselves through the internet. In 1990, Taiwan Ministry of Education announced the plan to practice inter-schools on-line reading clubs for all high schools and constructed the students’ website to achieve a significant milestone for on-line reading clubs on campus. The on-line reading clubs are running through interactive web pages, electronic book stores, discussion boards, knowledge sharing etc. The essence of these clubs is the combination of key elements: reading, materials and communication. In this research, we first conduct with questionnaire and interview approaches to study their current situations, executive guidelines, resource requirements, performance evaluations and operating strategies of on-line reading clubs in Taiwan. Then we give a blueprint of well-function on-line reading club web environment to encourage students to involve in the clubs and cultivate inter-school reading. Finally, we propose strategic suggestions for practicing on-line reading clubs in senior high school libraries.