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Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference

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Booklists ... librarians love them, but they also raise many questions. This session explores where today's libraries fit in the dichotomy between what we 'should read,' what we 'want to read.' Our first stop on this exploration will be the concept of a booklist. Highlights of this part of the adventure will be: testing attendee's knowledge of current booklists, a review of booklist sources, and identification of OCLC booklist highlights. The literary canon will be the second focus of our session. After defining this concept, we will ask attendees to join us in a discussion of the library's role in the creation and perpetuation of the literary canon.

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popular books; literary canon; booklists; collection development; libraries; librarians; culture