Reader Development in Practice:

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$125.00
ALA Member: 
$ 112.50
Item Number: 
978-1-85604-624-4
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
224
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
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Readers have a profound influence on libraries, but do librarians understand what readers want, or how to reach them effectively? This book explores the link between author and reader, the extent to which readers influence what libraries offer and how the relationship has changed since the birth of reader development. Hornby and Glass discuss the impact that reader-influenced policy changes and organizational developments have had on the publishing and promotion of literature, and ultimately what that means to information professionals. This essential new book will provide new professionals and students with practical guidance and new ideas, and knowledge to build upon.

"All in all, an interesting and well-organised book, with good chapter bibliographies and a clear helpful index."
— New Library World

"The book may be interesting to a very wide audience. First of all to librarians and teachers who are the professionals in reader promotion, but is should also attract others: publishers, authors, game designers and active readers themselves."
— Information Research

"...a welcome contribution to the understanding of the process of reading and its impact on readers."
— SCONUL Focus

"All in all, an interesting and well-organised book, with good chapter bibliographies and a clear helpful index."
— New Library World

"The book may be interesting to a very wide audience. First of all to librarians and teachers who are the professionals in reader promotion, but is should also attract others: publishers, authors, game designers and active readers themselves."
— Information Research

"...a welcome contribution to the understanding of the process of reading and its impact on readers."
— SCONUL Focus