Love in the Stacks: Romance canon as librarian tool?

April 13, 2015 4:03 AM

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Last week on HEA, Wendy Crutcher and Kristin Ramsdell, a couple of librarians with heads and hearts full of romance fiction knowledge, discussed possible titles for a romance canon. The passionate discussion came up with some great titles, both new and old. And it didn't stop with just titles. The discussion transformed into whether canons are needed and if there should be a librarian canon.

Christyna: Should there be different kinds of canons? A reader canon, an academic canon, a librarian canon? And if so, would that influence what you recommend to be put in it? Would a librarian be more likely to use an academic canon to recommend titles to readers or a librarian canon? Or should the...

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