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 book chapters and books:
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 Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries and Community. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.

Selected Refereed Articles
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.

I make regular research presentations at various scholarly conferences including the Canadian Association for Information Science, The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture, and the Library Research Seminar. 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.