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Title:Introduction: Pleasurable Pursuits: Leisure and LIS Research
Author(s):Fulton, Crystal; Vondracek, Ruth
Subject(s):Pleasure reading
Leisure studies
Abstract: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 area of leisure in our information worlds has only recently attracted interest in library and information science (LIS). The impact of leisure on our everyday lives, including our information behavior, negotiation of technology in pursuit of leisure activities, and social outcomes of our interactions through leisure, bears greater attention. This special issue uniquely brings together LIS researchers and research about leisure in a single venue to explore the different aspects of leisure, emerging frameworks and theoretical foundations, and implications for individuals, groups, and, importantly, the role of libraries and LIS generally in the evolving landscape of leisure in our lives.
Issue Date:2009
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library Trends 57(4) Spring 2009: 611-617
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-06-04

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