Teen Fan Studies in LIS


I plan to provide my preliminary thoughts from my Qualifying Exams reading list, where I’m reading about Teen K-Pop Fandoms and the gap this research area can fill in the body of LIS Fan Studies literature. I’ll also be looking at how this ties in to LIS through the notion of public libraries as “Arbiters of Taste”.

Oct 2, 2020 11:00 AM — 11:07 AM
Chantale Pard
Chantale Pard
Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University

Chantale Pard is a LIS PhD student in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University, and a practicing Youth Services Librarian with Halifax Public Libraries. Having written two practice based books for Rowman & Littlefield’s Practical Guides for Librarians series, she is now interested in questions that are unable to be answered through practice alone. She plans to research the fandom generated information practices of youth in online communities.