The value of a recreational reading collection for academic libraries
As part of the "Library 2.012 Worldwide virtual conference", Sarah Dahlen presents her session: A "Novel" Approach to Recreational Reading: Creating a Virtual Collection on a Shoestring. While her presentation is aimed at academic libraries, she makes valuable points about the value of recreational reading, particularly for high school venues. Her presentation is available as a webarchive from Collaborate/Blackboard.
(Click on the recording link above, download the applet and once the session window opens, click the play button at the bottom of the window.) It may take a few moments before Blackboard launches.