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Meeting the needs of avid book readers: Access, space, concentration support and barrier mitigation

Merga, M.K. (2016) Meeting the needs of avid book readers: Access, space, concentration support and barrier mitigation. Journal of Library Administration . In Press.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2016.1185854
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Abstract

Contemporary libraries perform multiple roles that greatly expand the scope of traditional service and resource provision. In order to determine how libraries can best meet the needs of avid book reading clientele, more needs to be known about their preferences of access and space, as well as barriers to their concentration and performance of sustained reading. Findings from the 2015 International Study of Avid Book Readers suggest that libraries should offer comfortable and quiet spaces conducive to reading for pleasure, that are responsive to the time, cost and concentration barriers that avid readers face, and not assume that avid readers will easily adapt to library environments with elevated noise levels.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: © 2016 Margaret Kristin Merga
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31380
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