Bibliotherapy

This title will be available Summer 2018. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

$92.99
ALA Member: 
$ 83.70
Item Number: 
978-1-78330-341-0
Published: 
2018
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
208
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors

Bibliotherapy programs can now be found in libraries all over the world, from public libraries, through to health/hospital libraries and academic libraries. This book draws on the latest international practical and theoretical developments in bibliotherapy to explore how libraries can best support the health and wellbeing of their communities.

This book encompasses all aspects of "bibliotherapy" in its widest sense, starting with a critical historical overview of bibliotherapy, followed by an explanation of theories or approaches to bibliotherapy. The book explains how various bibliotherapy models work by drawing on practical examples to demonstrate how the theories behind bibliotherapy can be applied in practice.

Case studies include a range of settings (public library, academic library, outpatient, inpatient); populations (including young people, ESOL speakers, psychiatric patients, homeless people, people with dementia/carers); and countries (UK, North America, South America, Australia).

 

Liz Brewster

Sarah McNicol

Sarah McNicol is a research associate at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She has worked as an Information Studies researcher since 2000, and has particular interests in information literacy, lifelong learning, and school and children's libraries. She has published widely in the information studies field and has previously guest edited a number of journals, including Library Review and Library Trends.