Text topic: Critiques
Text author: Елизабет Талаксен Рафсте, Туве Пемер Сетре и Елен Сунт
The first part of the paper gives a general outlook of school libraries in Norway, review of statistical data, basic legal framework related to elementary and high schools, and highlights details of reading lists in these schools. The text describes complex and integrated systems to which school libraries belong, but also the obstacles school libraries are facing in their attempts to persist and develop in Norway, as well as the problems to be solved and measures to be taken. In the second part, the plan „Make Space for Reading! Norwegian Strategy for Stimulating a Love of Reading and Reading Skills, 2003-2007“ (2003, 2005) is used to examplify how joint efforts of political, educational and library systems could strenghten school libraries and stimulate literacy and will for reading. In addition, certain projects within the plan are analyzed, and effects of individual actors, process itself and preliminary results evaluated. And finally, the authors suggest the future tasks of school libraries in Norway.