Readers, Reading, and Librarians

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 219 pages
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This vital book reaffirms librarians'enthusiasm for books and readers in the midst of the evolution of libraries-from reading centers to information centers where librarians are now Web masters, information scientists, and media experts. Readers, Reading, and Librarians explores the future of the book as a medium. With nearly two hundred open-ended interviews with readers who read for pleasure, this book looks at how and why they choose or reject certain books.

Readers, Reading, and Librarians examines:
  • reasons for the current decline in pleasure reading
  • the need for librarians to sponsor book groups
  • the current focus on "electronic wonders"
  • balancing the missions of acting as an advisory service for readers and maintaining your library's technological services
  • and much more!
 

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Editor Katz has assembled a readable, thoughtful, and thought-provoking collection of articles on various aspects of books, reading, and libraries, with a primary focus on reader's advisory services ... Read full review

Contents

Remembrance of Things Pastand Future
1
The Books Remarkable Longevity in the Face of
23
Some Speculation on the Future of the Book
35
Fiction and Public Libraries
51
Books Are for Use? Keeping the Faith in Reading
61
A Librarians Thoughts on Reading
81
READERS ADVISORY
91
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