Is the facilitator dead?
Young adults’ access to literature in the digital age
This article looks at the process behind the transformation of
the traditional literary facilitator, or rather at the emergence of new
agents in the system of reading recommendations in the public sphere, which
are gaining more and more importance and occupying ground previously
reserved to adult facilitators. This process stems from two major changes:
on the one hand, the emergence of content in formats and platforms other
than writing, with codes and varying degrees of involvement and
collaboration; on the other hand, new forms of access to children’s and
young adults’ literature, which in the case of digital natives are to be
found on the Internet and social networks.
- 2.The increase in reading platforms and formats
- 3.The transformation of the facilitator’s role, or the emergence of new
forms of mediation