Bibliotherapy as an 'Therapuetic' Enforced Readers' Advisory and the Roles of a Librarian as a Therapist

'치료적' 독자상담으로서의 독서치료와 사서의 역할

  • Received : 2011.11.24
  • Accepted : 2011.12.28
  • Published : 2011.12.30


This article intends to locate the logical basis to apply bibliotherapy as a library service in Korean libraries. To the end, investigated and discussed are the historical relationship between bibliotherapy and RAS(readers' advisory service), and the theoretical base and practical experiences that enabled bibliotherapy to be practical in the U.S. library community. This article introduces a concept of 'therapeutic' RAS as a similar concept to 'developmental' bibliotherapy, and suggests the roles of a librarian as a therapist, based on the "Zones of Intervention" by Carol Kuhlthau.