Author Visit Survey 2017
Would you be willing to take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey about visits of children's authors & author-illustrators to schools and libraries? We value your response and invite you to pass the URL along to colleagues who have also hosted author visits.
With thanks from Jo Anne Pandey, Ph.D., a faculty member at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and Alexis O'Neill, Ph.D., children's author and columnist for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Bulletin.
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Have you hosted an author visit at your school or library in the past?
(Note: "Author" includes children's authors, author/illustrators or illustrators)
What do you see as the top 3 benefits of hosting an author visit at your school or library?
Motivates students to read more
Motivates students to write more
Inspires creativity and expression
Builds campus community
Reinforces the curriculum
Inspires students' career choices
Helps with school fundraising
What do you see as the top 2 obstacles to hosting an author visit at your school or library?
Time to organize a visit
Time taken away from classroom instruction
Doesn't align with the curriculum
My school doesn't see value in an author visit
In what capacity have you acted as a host of an author visit?
Parent (Program Planner)
I haven't hosted an author visit
In what year was the last time your school or library hosted an author visit?
If you would like a report of this Author Visit Survey, please share your email with us. (Note: Your email will not be shared with anyone else.)
How have you found funding to host an author visit?
Has an author visit had an impact on your school, library or individual student? Share your story here.
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