FIMS Profile

Paulette Rothbauer
Associate Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4052
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88512

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
Selected publications:
Rothbauer, Paulette M., Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad, Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie and Knut Oterholm, eds. "Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics." Wilfrid Laurier University Press.2016.

Rothbauer, Paulette M. "Imagining Today’s Young Adults in LIS: Moving Forward with Critical Youth Studies," in Transforming YA Services: A Reader for Our Age, edited by Anthony Bernier. ALA/Neal-Schumann, 2013.

Rothbauer, Paulette M., Virginia A. Walter, and Kathleen Weibel. "Public Libraries in the Lives of Young Readers: Past, Present, and Future," in Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature, edited by Shelby Wolf, Karen Coats, Patricia Enciso, and Christine Jenkins. Routledge, 2011.

Rothbauer, Paulette M. "Beyond a Signpost for Resistance: The promise of Michel de Certeau's Practice of Everyday Life for LIS Scholarship," in Critical Theory for Library and Information Science: Exploring the Social from Across the Disciplines, edited by Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa M. Given and John E. Buschman. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2010.

Ross, Catherine S., Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie and Paulette M. Rothbauer. Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries and Community. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2018.

Toane, Carey and Paulette M. Rothbauer. "Pure Delight and Professional Development’: The Reading Practices and Library Use of an Active Poetry Community." Canadian Journal of Information & Library Science 38.2 (2014).

Rothbauer, Paulette M. "Kevin Major’s Hold Fast and the Critical Reception of a Milestone Canadian Novel for Young Adults." Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 4.2 (2012): 15-41.

Rothbauer, Paulette M. "Rural Teens on the Role of Reading in Their Lives," Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults 1(2), 2011: Available at:

Rothbauer, Paulette M. "Exploring the Placelessness of Reading Among Older Rural Teens in a Canadian Municipality," The Library Quarterly 79(3): 465-483, 2009.

Rothbauer, Paulette M. "Reading Mainstream Possibilities: Canadian Young Adult Fiction with Lesbian and Gay Characters." Canadian Children's Literature/literature canadienne pour les jeunesse 108: 10-26, 2002.

You can find a list of publications on my Google Scholar profile and in Western's institutional repository Scholarship@Western. Former students and new colleagues are welcome to connect with me via my LinkedIn profile. You can also follow me on Twitter @readingspaces.