Public Library Services to the Romance Reader: An Online Survey of Romance Readers.

by Bryson, Mary

Abstract (Summary)
This study describes the results of an online questionnaire survey of romance genre fiction readers. The survey was conducted to determine the behaviors and needs of romance genre fiction readers and how well public libraries are meeting those needs.

Research shows that popular public library services to romance genre readers, has not kept pace with trends in the fiction reading patron base. Services to romance readers are, or should be, essentially the same that exist for any fiction genre: pertinent readers’ advisory, conscious collection development, and access to collections through cataloging records. North American public libraries are failing to support the reading interests of 51.1 million readers (Romance Writers of America, Inc 2003, 3-6).

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:fiction fiction—statistics romance novels reader guidance


Date of Publication:05/06/2004

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