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.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Connecting Libraries and People through the New WorldCat.org
Publish Date: News / 19 October 2022
Libraries have always been trusted spaces in our communities, and the events of the past several years have brought more attention to the important work they’re doing. News stories highlighted the creative ways libraries mobilized to offer vital reso...
Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels
Publish Date: Webinar / 7 July 2022
This webinar explores the characteristics of adults with low literacy levels and provides strategies for library staff to support reading literacy in adults.
"Let's Talk Race" Toolkits
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2022
Staff from the Salt Lake City Public Library share how they built picture book-based kits, offering practical and positive ways to talk to children about race.
Book and Library-related Podcasts
Publish Date: News / 13 October 2020
Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on...
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Publish Date: News / 1 March 2020
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10 Year Challenge Book Display
Publish Date: News / 12 December 2019
When we saw Kelsea Rowan post photos of her 10 Year Challenge book display to Library Think Tank - #ALATT, we had to reach out to learn more! She graciously agreed to share more about her fantastic display, including the display templates that she cr...
Resources to Encourage Reading with The Library 100 List
Publish Date: News / 18 April 2019
Last month, OCLC published a great list based on our own original research: The Library 100—Top Novels of All Time. It's a list of the novels that more libraries have on their shelves than any others.
The research was based on holdings i...
Crowdsourcing Alternatives to "There Are No Stupid Questions"
Publish Date: News / 16 April 2019
Libraries are a place for finding answers, but first come the questions. Whether working at the reference desk or teaching a class, you've likely had more than a handful of patrons approach you to say, "I have a stupid question." My respons...
Reading Conversations: RA for All Library Staff
Publish Date: News / 18 July 2016
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 ...
Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly
Publish Date: News / 21 May 2015
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...