Readers' Advisory

  • Reading Conversations: RA for All Library Staff

    With a new strategic goal to focus on increasing patron access to and engagement with books and reading, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) in Northwestern Washington embarked on an ambitious effort to get all of their staff ready and eager to ...

  • Poem for Charleston Five Year Old

    With the tragic shooting this week in Charleston, many of us were left wondering what we can do, as individuals, and as libraries, to respond. Suzi Wackerbarth, a children's librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, posted what she did, to the...

  • Enhance Summer Reading with these Great Resources

    OCLC has collaborated with a number of WorldCat partners—including DOGObooks—to give librarians a free, easy way to enhance their planned summer reading programs with an online social component.

    For children and young adults: DOGObooks.com, th...

  • Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly

    The hobby board game market is booming. Everywhere news media outlets pronounce that board games are "making a comeback" or are "going through a golden age" or experiencing a "renaissance" or are "in full swing.&quo...

  • Libraries are Not a 'Netflix for Books'

    The recent news about Amazon's Netflix-like service for eBooks and Kindle subscriptions has done more than raise eyebrows. At a time when we see budget crunches and misleading reports about dwindling interest in books and public libraries, an entire ...

  • Nursery Rhyme App Promotes Parent and Child Learning Through Play

    " Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose," a new nursery rhyme/flannel board app for the iPad, is designed to help librarians, parents and other caregivers...

  • Readers Advisory: Fresh Approach, Same Core Service

    Experts from Seattle Public Library's (SPL) Reader Services Department recently shared their enthusiastic and innovative approach to Readers Advisory in the WebJunction webinar Serving Readers: Beyond the Basics. As libraries evolve and adapt to chan...

  • Readers Advisory to the Rescue: Become an RA Superhero

    Readers Advisory is a hallmark of library service. Introducing patrons to a new author or title, helping them select works from a particular genre, or even first setting them on the reading path, librarians use their powers to identify and guide cust...