Research Output

Occasionally, I write not-so-shallow articles. My research publications, conference attendances, podcasts and other involvements are listed below:

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Veros, Vassiliki Helen. What the librarians did: the marginalisation of romance fiction through the practices of public librarianship, 2020.  


Veros, V.  The selective tradition: the role of romance fiction donations, and public library practices in New South Wales, Australia Information Research, 25(2), 2020, paper 860. Retrieved from (Archived by the Internet Archive at

Veros, Vassiliki. Metatextual Conversations: The Exclusion/Inclusion of Genre Fiction in Public Libraries and Social Media Book Groups, Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, (2019). DOI: 10.1080/24750158.2019.1654741 

Veros, Vassiliki. “Keepers: Marking the Value of the Books on my Shelves.” Proceedings from the Document Academy 4.1 (2017): 4.

Veros, Vassiliki. “Marginalising children’s reading experiences: From series books to paratextual reading” TEXT: journal of writing and writing courses 20.1 (2016).

Veros, Vassiliki. “A Matter of Meta: Category Romance Fiction and the Interplay of Paratext and Library Metadata.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 5.1 (2015).

Veros, Vassiliki. “Scholarship-In-Practice the Romance Reader and the Public Library.” The Australian Library Journal 61.4 (2012): 298-306.

Veros-Elliott, Vassiliki and Lowe, David “Web Specifications: Rhetoric vs. Reality” InformIT Feb 21, 2003

Academic Conferences:

Collection development policies and library practices in NSW and their relationship to cultural and economic capital
RAILS – Research Applications, Information and Library Studies, Melbourne 2018

Nobody puts romance fiction in the corner: the cognitive dalliance of physical places and digital spaces in public libraries
The International Association for the Study of Popular Romance Conference, Sydney 2018

Romance in the margins: Exploring library metadata and how it can marginalise romance fiction
Information Innovation @ UTS, May 2018

Metatextual Conversations – The Ephemerality of Physical and the Perpetuality of Digital: The Exclusion/Inclusion of Genre Fiction in Public Libraries and Social Media Bookclubs.
GenreWorlds: Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century, Brisbane 2017

An absence of meta does not make the heart grow fonder: fiction meta information and its interplay between cultural institutions.
RAILS – Research Applications, Information and Library Studies, Sydney 2015

Romance Fiction Need Not Apply: investigating book club selections by cultural institutions
Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand 6th Annual Conference, Wellington 2015

Libraries and Romance
Romance Writers of Australia, 23rd Annual Conference, Sydney, 2014

A Meta of Romance in Libraries: The impact of the under-representation of romance fiction in metadata and metatext
The International Association for the Study of Popular Romance Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014

Romancing the Catalogue Record
Mindfulness: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Post-graduate Research Student Conference, 2013

Marginalising Children’s Reading Experiences: from Series books to paratextual reading
Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand 4th Annual Conference, Brisbane, 2013

What the Librarian did: The Romance Reader and the public library ebook subscription
Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand 3rd Annual Conference, Melbourne, 2013

Supping with the Devil that is Romance Fiction: Romance fiction, public libraries and readers advisory services
Australian Library and Information Association Biennial Conference, Sydney 2012


BookThingo podcast BT050. Vassiliki Veros: Love me, love my juices 15 January 2018,

BookThingo podcast BT052. Valentine’s special: 12 readers reading 14 February 2018,

BookThingo podcast BT039. Bonus: 2nd Anniversary Special 17 August 2017

RNZ – Radio New Zealand Nights: The Loss of Love Literaturally 16 February 2015

2SER radio: Love and Passion Valentine’s special 14 February, 2013 (no archive available)


Jenkins, Hannah “The Language of Love” UTS Newsroom, 4 April 2014 

Ham, Melinda, “The Trouble with Love” Sydney Morning Herald 16 October 2014

NSW Readers’ Advisory Seminars and blog posts

Annual Readers Advisory Genre Seminar planning and presenting:

  • 2013: Read around the World: Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Transmedia Fiction
  • 2012 History in the Dixon: Crowdsourcing Standing Orders
  • 2011 Fantasy: Presentation on Twitter for Readers Advisory
  • 2010 Crime: Crime/Mystery crossovers Panel – Romantic Suspense, Diana Tixier-Herald Skype presentation
  • 2009 Non-fiction: Break out session: All you need is love cross over fiction session
  • 2008 Romance: Romance Resources for Librarians presentation

Participation in the selection process for the NSW Public Libraries Stock Quality Health Check 2012 tool enabling public libraries to undertake assessment of their collections.

Forsyth, E. and Veros, V. (November, 2011) The future of libraries in the digital age: read and tweet: a twitter reading group everyone can join. Presented at Library 2.011 Conference (online) com/forum/topics/read-and-tweet-a-twitter-reading-group-everyone-can-join

National Year of Reading Twitter and Blog

Administrator and regular contributor to NSW Readers Advisory Wiki

Conceptualisation, facilitation and contribution to Twitter Reading Group #readit2011 and Twitter Reading Group Blog

Romance Genre Talk at World Café Night, Ashfield Library

Australian Romance Readers Convention 2009 Report: