Paulette Rothbauer holds a PhD in library and information science from The University of Western Ontario where she is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies. She has been teaching in Library and Information Science graduate programs for nearly twenty years. She has published reading research in Library & Information Science Research, The Library Quarterly, The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, and Culture, and Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. She is co-author of Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries and Community (Libraries Unlimited, 2018), and co-editor of Plotting the Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016). Her current research focuses on the reading experiences and reading practices of older adults, and she is critically concerned with the place of public library in the lives of all of its stakeholders — users, workers, researchers, supporters and detractors.