Matching Readers and Books: A Study of the Readers' Advisory Resources Used by Public Librarians in North Carolina
This paper surveys a sample of public library staff in North Carolina to determine the tools they use most often for readers' services. While many readers' advisory experts in the field have encouraged library staff to take advantage of a number of web-based resources, little research exists to document whether or not library staff are doing so. The resources selected by the respondents were compared against demographic data and data collected regarding respondents' personal reading habits. Results indicate that public library staff in North Carolina rely on readers' advisory databases most often, along with their personal reading and the library catalog.
Advisor:Barbara B. Moran
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:public libraries north carolina reference services reader guidance reading interests
Date of Publication:04/09/2007