This article is a theoretical discussion that introduces examining the emerging library blog of the public academic library from the approach of genre theory. Genre theory classifies texts not only by form but by the social actions performed, a definition developed by Carol Miller. Public and private spheres are found to intersect in the library blog, complicating the traditional role of the librarian as objective information provider. Reprinted by permission of the publisher
Hinton, Mellissa J., "Reading the Academic Library Blog Through the Lens of Genre Theory: A Preliminary Discussion" (2008). Post Library Faculty Publications. 4.