Since the start of the project, Bibliopresto has been working with Nathalie Lacelle, a professor and researcher in the Department of Language Instruction at UQAM and holder of the Chaire de recherche en littératie médiatique multimodale (the Research Chair in Multimodal Media Literacy, or LMM Chair).

During the trial rollout phase, Professor Lacelle and her team will be providing support and guidance to librarians Lyne Rajotte of the Centre de services scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles, Julie Gagnon of the Centre de services scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île and Mélissa Vincent of the Centre de services scolaire des Trois-Lacs, as well as staff members involved in the projects being conducted in those three settings.

The goal is to document:

  • the process of designing and co-creating the pedagogical projects involving collaboration by various school staff members; and
  • use of the Biblius platform by students and school staff as part of pedagogical projects.

The LMM Chair team will use the data collected to formulate recommendations to school staff on the use of e-books for teaching purposes. The data will also be used to nurture thinking on the development of digital reading technology for students in Québec.

This process is part of a research and action initiative targeting support for development of e-publishing approaches for young readers in Québec (FRQSC funding, 2017–2020) and the project Soutien à l’édition numérique jeunesse being conducted by the Littérature québécoise mobile partnership (SSHRC funding, 2019–2024).