Reading Goes Collaborative: Leveraging Technology to Promote & Enhance Reading

We usually think of reading as a solitary activity, but new technologies are changing that. Explore how we can leverage technology to promote reading in formats suiting different learning styles, enhance the reading experience, and make it more interactive and collaborative with other readers and even authors. Discuss innovations in reading formats, reading websites, social media options, virtual book clubs, and more to grow interest in independent reading and facilitate collaborative learning.


  • Jane Lofton, School Librarian, Retired, Mira Costa High School
  • Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School