Perceptions of Romance Readers: An Analysis of Missouri Librarians

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Paper presented at Library Research Seminar III, Kansas City, MO.

In augmenting research on the subject, this paper addresses the following research questions.

1)How do public librarians and library staff perceive romance readers?

2)Do public librarians and library staff feel that romance reading is detrimental to women?

3)Are romance novels a significant element of the collection, as indicated by collection development funding and cataloging practices?