By Danuta A. Nitecki, Eileen G. Abels
Severely acclaimed due to the fact its inception, "Advances in Librarianship" remains to be the basic reference resource for advancements within the box of libraries and library technology. Articles released within the serial have gained nationwide prizes, corresponding to the Blackwell North the United States Scholarship Award for the phenomenal 1994 monograph, article, or unique paper within the box of acquisitions, assortment, improvement, and comparable components of source improvement. All components of public, university, college, basic and secondary faculties, and designated libraries are given updated, severe research via specialists engaged within the perform of librarianship, in instructing, and in study.
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While 76% of librarians in Harris’ study thought that library patrons should be taught how to use and access information, 87% thought that the best way to do so was as a normal part of the reference transaction, on a oneon-one basis (also noted by Bruce and Lampson, 2002; Wilson, 2003).
The reader hopes for a practical, positive diVerence in the experience of life’’ ( p. 77). Overall, then, it seems that the boundary between reading for pleasure and seeking information is far more permeable than has been thought of. Reading has a strong informing component no matter whether it is fiction or non-fiction works that are being read and thus we should remember that reading for pleasure warrants far more attention under the rubric of information-seeking than it has received to date.
Looking at the issue at another level, though, what about the actual act of reading fiction? Does reading fiction for pleasure inform the reader in the same way that reading for education or problem-solving does? Is reading fiction really just another form of information-seeking? The answer to that question is complex, perhaps even more complex than we might imagine. In a study of 194 adults who read extensively for pleasure, Catherine Ross (2000; 1999) has explored this question in some detail.
Advances in Librarianship, Volume 29 (Advances in Librarianship) by Danuta A. Nitecki, Eileen G. Abels