Browse Library Trends 57 (4) Spring 2009: Pleasurable Pursuits: Leisure and LIS Research by Title

  • Burnett, Gary (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    The theory of normative behavior (Burnett, Besant, and Chatman, 2001) examines aspects of information behavior in the context of definable social groupings of people, or “small worlds.” Using the concept of “worldview,” ...

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  • Chang, Shan-Ju L. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    In the modern, increasingly flat world, many individuals have seen an increase in the amount of leisure time they have available. This leisure time is used for different purposes, often including travel and tourism. ...

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  • Fulton, Crystal; Vondracek, Ruth (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    Leisure continues to grow in importance in today’s society, as a construct of non-work time and the activities that attend our leisure. While researchers have explored the work context and everyday life contexts, the ...

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  • Stebbins, Robert A. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    The serious leisure perspective is introduced and its relationship to library and information science (LIS) set out. The relationship is twofold: the perspective offers a distinctive approach both to research and to ...

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  • Stooke, Roz; McKenzie, Pamela J. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    This article presents findings from an observational study of library and community programs for babies and toddlers with their caregivers. The analysis is based on field notes from observations made during fifty visits ...

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  • Fulton, Crystal (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    This article explores information sharing in the context of amateur genealogists researching their Irish ancestry. Information sharing is an important feature of this hobby, with individuals networking with others to ...

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  • Ross, Catherine Sheldrick (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    This article examines competing models of reading that have been available for librarians to use in their discourse and policy making about pleasure reading. Two models, “Reading with a Purpose” and “Only the Best,” ...

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  • Case, Donald O. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    The collecting of things for pleasure is an almost universal human experience. Psychological studies tell us that it is deeply connected to the development of the self and of relations with the world and other people. ...

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  • Adams, Suellen S. (Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    This article examines the information seeking behavior and meaningmaking in virtual play spaces by employing the example of one such space. The researcher examines the means by which game players get the information ...

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