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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News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017
" 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...
News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017
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 ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 13 December 2016
This webinar expands on basic premises and practices of reader's advisory, exploring new ways to address the needs of your library's core constituency of readers.
News / Last Modified: 04 August 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 ...
News / Last Modified: 01 March 2016
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...
News / Last Modified: 24 June 2015
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...
News / Last Modified: 02 February 2015
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...
News / Last Modified: 21 October 2013
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...
Document / Last Modified: 12 July 2013
Mary K. Chelton, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, Flushing NY, 11367 firstname.lastname@example.org A comprehensive list of Adult RA tools including print and online resources.
Document / Last Modified: 26 January 2012
This chapter from "Library Web Sites: Creating Online Collections and Services" shows how libraries can provide online reader's advisory services.