|Present||Associate Professor, Western University|
|Present||Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University|
Honors and Awards
- FIMS Dean's Honour Roll for Excellence in Teaching 2015
- FIMS Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014
- FIMS Dean's Honour Roll for Excellence in Teaching 2013
- LIS9878 Human Information Behaviour
- LIS9003 Information Services and Sources
- LIS9363 Young Adult Materials
- LIS9367 Services for Children and Young Adults
Contributions to Books (3)
Public Libraries in the Lives of Young Readers: Past, Present and Future Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature (2010)
Youth services in public libraries have always been characterized by good intentions and commitment to patrons' personal choice: to select, to question, and to know. The public library has changed and grown since its Progressive ...
Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community (2018)
Reading Still Matters is almost wholly new edition (with 85% new content) of our earlier book "Reading Matters" that updates new research, new findings, and new trends on the reading experience and reading for pleasure. ...
Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries and Community (2006)
Drawing upon data published in a variety of scholarly journals, monographs in education, cultural studies, media studies, and libraries and information studies, as well as their own research findings, these authors shatter some of the ...
“Pure Delight and Professional Development”: The Reading Practices and Library Use of an Active Poetry Community Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (2014)
Abstract:This paper reports the findings of an online survey designed to explore the reading practices, library habits, and book acquisition of adult members of an active poetry community (n = 32) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Findings ...
Exploring the Placelessness of Reading among Older Teens in a Rural Municipality The Library Quarterly (2009)
This is a final accepted manuscript and some of the formatting is different from the final published version. Please cite the final published version when possible. Situated in a review of rural, cultural, and youth ...
"People Aren't Afraid Anymore, But It's Hard to Find Books": Reading Practices That Inform the Personal and Social Identities of Self-Identified Lesbian and Queer Young Women Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (2004)
A presentation of my doctoral research, in which I examine reading as a taken-for-granted and under-studied aspect of information seeking and information use. Specifically, I look at the role of voluntary reading in the negotiation ...
The Internet in the Reading Accounts of Lesbian and Queer Young Women: Failed Searches and Unsanctioned Reading Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (2004)
In my dissertation research (Rothbauer 2004a), I explore the role of voluntary reading in the lives of self-identified lesbian or queer young women (18–23 years). The larger context of this inquiry concerns the negotiation of ...
Unpublished Papers (1)
Edited Conference Proceedings (1)
Conference Papers (6)
Immigrant Youth’s Perceptions of the Library: A Pilot Study Involving Youth Ages 14-18 years of African and Caribbean Origin Canadian Association for Information Science (2010)
Abstract: A pilot study of immigrant youth ages 14-18 of African and Caribbean descent revealed a generation wired to the internet for their information needs. The study finds that they would benefit from library programs ...
Representations of Young People in Information Science: The Case of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (and Technology), 1985-2005 Canadian Association for Information Science/York University (2006)
Using 35 articles published in JASIST between 1985 and 2005, we present the first level of our analysis of the themes we found in respect to the representation of young people as subjects of information ...
“People Aren’t Afraid Anymore, But It’s Hard to Find Books:” Reading Practices That Inform the Personal and Social Identities of Self-Identified Lesbian and Queer Young Women Canadian Association for Information Science/University of Manitoba (2004)
A presentation of my dissertation research in which I examine reading as a taken-for-granted and under-studied aspect of information seeking and information use. Specifically, I look at the role of voluntary reading in the negotiation ...
Finding and Creating Possibility: Reading in the Lives of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Young Women (2004)
This study examines the voluntary reading practices of self-identified lesbian, bisexual and queer young women between the ages of 18 and 23 years. The practices associated with voluntary reading including finding, borrowing, buying, reading, sharing ...