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Readers’ Advisory Chat

I’m a big fan of Readers’ Advisory (see past posts like Readers’ Advisory? and Reading and Libraries). It sounds simple (match a book to a reader!) but is actually quite complex: what does the reader want? what would the reader like? which book fits that need? how does one go about “matching”? with all the [...]

Meet Them Where They Are

So, the posts you have been waiting for — my reports from the YALSA Lit Symposium, November 5 – 7, 2010. Let’s start with the preconference! Meet Them Where They Are & Open The Door: Urban Teens, Street Lit, and Readers Advisory Preconference, YALSA Lit Symposium, November 5: Megan Honig, Beth Saxton, Sofia Quintero “Street [...]

Readers’ Advisory?

One of my favorite things about being a librarian is Readers’ Advisory. Readers’ Advisory (or RA) can mean many things — it can be the obvious, “what book can you recommend.” It can be creating resources for the person who doesn’t come up and ask the question but still is looking for a book to [...]