IS 528 Adult Popular Literature

A survey of genre fiction, readers' advisory services, the promotion of fiction, narrative nonfiction & media collections in libraries, the social effects of reading, and publishing as a business. Course objectives include: understanding why adults read for pleasure; gaining familiarity with popular fiction genres and their authors; understanding principles and tools of readers' advisory services; examining the issues of popular fiction publishing including the impact of technology in creating new formats; and the process of acquisition, maintenance, and marketing of popular fiction in libraries.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the principles of Readers' advisory and be aware of the tools available to help patrons find the books they want to read.
  • To understand why adults read for pleasure.
  • To have an understanding of the issues in managing and marketing fiction & popular non fiction collection.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2020

    • IS528AO
      Wed, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Karla Lucht
      CRN
      39563
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Summer 2019

    • IS528AO
      Mon, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Mary Towner
      CRN
      39563
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).