Matching Readers and Books: A Study of the Readers' Advisory Resources Used by Public Librarians in North Carolina

by Griffin, Megan A.

Abstract (Summary)
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.
Bibliographical Information:

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

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