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Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis
August 23, 2019 Comments.. 488
Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis Juris Dilevko Beginning in the early 1980s, readers advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers advisory service The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons This book proBeginning in the early 1980s, readers advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers advisory service The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons This book provides a critical history of readers advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service The book analyzes the debate that shaped readers advisory and discusses how the service has assumed its present form The study follows readers advisory through its three prominent stages of development, beginning with the period 1870 to 1916, when the service was still a subject of much crucial debate about its meaning and purpose During the second phase 1917 to 1962 , readers advisory systematically committed itself to meaningful adult education through serious and purposeful reading The book argues, however, that during the most recent phase of readers advisory, from 1963 until the present, contemporary public libraries have turned their backs on the rich heritage of readers advisory services by valorizing the reading of entertainment oriented and commodified genre titles and bestsellers Historical analysis, case studies and statistical charts augment the book s central argument.. Readers Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries A History and Critical Analysis Beginning in the early s readers advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries By almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered so
  • Title: Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis
  • Author: Juris Dilevko
  • ISBN: 9780786429257
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Angel says:

      After a while, this book pretty much boils down to the following reader s advisory today is bad because it pretty much mirrors commercial interests and follows the bookstore model RA pre 1980 and earlier good because it had an educational goal Dilevko simply leaves no room for a middle ground pretty much the book devolves into denigrating current RA services I will grant that to an extent librarians do need to have an active educational role I often struggle with that idea and where the lines ar [...]

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