Faculty Research & Creative Activity


"Where Is the Fiction Section?" Student Expectations, Faculty Needs, & Staff Involvement in Academic Library Readers' Advisory Service

Publication Date

June 2012


This presentation offers a case study on the approach taken by Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, in regard to popular reading collections and readers' advisory work. Topics include undergraduate students' expectations for offerings in popular fiction and nonfiction in academic libraries, how recreational reading collections can support curricular needs, and how staff can become involved in collection promotion by means of training workshops, development of local exhibits and book lists, and more. Presenter notes included.