Regardless of technological changes, patrons still come to us for book recommendations and we love to give them! Find resources to help you develop your readers advisory skills so that you can help patrons find the right book for them. Also explore tools and resource that help inform the readers advisor on current, popular and notable books of every genre and for every age.
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News / Last Modified: 07 May 2013
This week’s guest post comes from Yan Xu of the Naperville Public Library. Yan is the Adult and Teen Services Supervisor at the Naperville Blvd. branch. The Naperville Public Library started a Nook lending program last May and Yan details how the library started the program and how successful it has been. Thanks for a great post Yan!
Naperville Public Library users embraced the downloadable ebooks idea with such enthusiasm that for a while our staff was scrambling to provide enough training for everyone walking through the door. Circulating eReaders were not a new idea any more by the end of 2011 and it seemed that we didn’t really need to promote them, but other reasons drove our decision.
We realized that many popular titles, especially Children’s materials, are not available through Overdrive or other vendors. Reading a book on an eReader is fun but the downloading process proved to be a source of frustration for some, especially for users with dedicated eReaders and not tablets. How could we provide popular titles as eBooks not available from Overdrive? Without the hassle of downloading? Pre-loaded eReaders provided the right answer to both questions.
Document / Last Modified: 15 March 2012
Best of the best of 2008 If you're looking for a comprehensive list of the best books of 2008, you can't go wrong with this list compiled by Reader's Advisory Online Blog.© 2009 Libraries Unlimited
Document / Last Modified: 16 February 2012
Public library directors throughout the Commonwealth vary considerably in knowledge, skills and personal attributes needed to manage their libraries effectively.
Document / Last Modified: 15 February 2012
Signage to help with Readers Advisory.
Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012
"The Amelia Bloomer Project (http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/) is a committee which creates a recommended book list of newly published books with significant feminist content for youth readers, ages birth through age 18."