American Academic Librarians' Attitudes Toward Recreational Reading: A Content Analysis of the Periodical Literature, 1945-1975
Several recent articles in the library literature have inferred that recreational reading was historically viewed as outside of the academic library’s purview. By introducing evidence to refute this commonly held belief, this research may help re-shape the discourse surrounding recreational reading in academic libraries. In addition, this new information may assist practicing academic librarians in making better-informed decisions about recreational reading collections and services in their own libraries.
Advisor:Barbara B. Moran
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:academic librarians – united states attitudes libraries history 20th century college students books and reading content analysis communication
Date of Publication:10/06/0007