Overview:Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis - 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 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 discusses the creation of Readers' Bureaus in many urban public libraries during the 1920s and 1930s; the development of programs such as Great Books, Great Issues, and American Heritage in the 1940s and 1950s; and the publication of subject-based overview essays and annotated reading courses under the rubric of the Reading with a Purpose and Reading for a World of Change series. 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 that if readers' advisory is to be a productive force in twenty-first century community life, it should rededicate itself to the role it played between 1917 and 1962: providing meaningful education through the promotion of serious and purposeful reading.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603777008-9780786429257. It was written by the following authors: Candice F.C. Magowan, Juris Dilevko. Book Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis, which can be read online, published by the company: McFarland & CoInc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Reference, Language. The book was published on 2009-08-30 00:00:00. It has 258 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 454 g. File for download Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005: A History and Critical Analysis has PDF format and is called readers-advisory-service-in-north-american-public-libraries-1870-2005-a-history-and-critical-analysis.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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