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Reader's Corner - Who Writes Like

Are you looking for more suggestions? Browse the alphabetical list. Readers' Advisory at Public Libraries - Readers' Advisory - Best Of! at Best Of! Readers' advisory. Readers' advisory is defined as “Services provided by an experienced public services librarian specializing in the reading needs of public library patrons” (Reitz 2006).

Readers' advisory

A successful readers' advisory service is one where knowledgeable, non-judgmental staff help readers with their leisure-reading needs. Because the library can often be confusing in their organization and layout, readers' advisers are crucial in providing the library’s leisure-reading material to the reader. Readers’ advisers should endeavor to be “knowledgeable about both fiction and nonfiction—particularly what is popular in their libraries” (Dilevko and Magowan 2007:23). History and resurgence[edit] Readers’ Advisory Resources: Beyond Lists. A colleague and I were asked to present at the RT Book Convention in a session intended for librarians and booksellers.

Readers’ Advisory Resources: Beyond Lists

This post is adapted from a portion of our presentation. I love talking books with people. It’s my favorite part of my job. Five Libraries Collaborate On Reader’s Advisory Project. Five libraries (four in Queensland and one in New Zealand) collaborated to create Beyond The Lavender Keeper Reading Map in recognition of of Australia’s 2013 Get Reading Campaign.

Five Libraries Collaborate On Reader’s Advisory Project

Click on the image to read the booklet The challenge was to produce a reading map of The Lavender Keeper to coincide with a visit to four Queensland public libraries by author Fiona McIntosh in mid-September as part of Australia’s 2013 Get Reading Campaign. The project began six weeks ago when Alison Miles from CityLibraries Townsville asked if I was interested in doing another reading map (see our previous collaborative reading map Beyond Chocolat) along with three other librarians – Jo Beazley from Toowoomba Regional Libraries, Louise Pieper from Gold Coast Libraries, and Tina Cavanough from Moreton Bay Region Libraries – who were all hosting Fiona McIntosh at their libraries within the same week.

The reading map design further dictated the number of titles selected and the amount of content per title. To The Lighthouse. Detailed Book review summaries. Book reviews/choices. Charles is a struggling reader.

Book reviews/choices

Like three out of four children with reading difficulties, Charles is a boy. He started school with limited experience with print, struggled through activities with letters and sounds, and tended to be off task when there was independent reading time. He learned in second grade to have his reading buddy do most of the reading. By third grade, when most of his classmates were fairly fluent, Charles was still guessing at words, using picture clues and avoiding books whenever he could. In fourth grade, when the illustrations were gone, Charles was in obvious trouble.

There are few tasks more challenging for teachers than reaching struggling middle school readers like Charles. Like many struggling readers, Charles has problems that can be diagnosed. Increasing the quantity and quality of his reading There is extensive research to support the premise that the best way to become a better reader is to read more. Find effective high interest, low vocabulary books.

Book Recommendations. Looking for a good book?

Book Recommendations

Here are some resources to help you find the perfect read. LibraryReads: The September list - Blog Post. Because we love libraries, we're very excited about the new LibraryReads program.

LibraryReads: The September list - Blog Post

In case you haven't heard about it, here's how it works: Library staffers across the country nominate the books coming out each month that they've really enjoyed reading and are most eager to recommend to library patrons. The 10 that receive the most nominations are compiled onto a list of books that have the endorsement of not just one but many librarians—so you know they're going to be good. Without further ado, the September LibraryReads list: 1.

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell St. 2. Who writes like whom. Iread / FrontPage. Log In. South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative:Reader's Adivsory Resources. Log In. Log In. See Also Links. Why Good Readers’ Advisory Matters. Written by: Kelly on September 6, 2012.

Why Good Readers’ Advisory Matters

A teen boy came to the reference desk while I was working a couple of weeks ago. He asked me to tell him a good book to read. I knew nothing about the boy, other than he looked maybe 14 or 15. My first step in answering his question was to ask him more questions: what was the last thing he read that he liked and what kind of books does he usually like? The first question stumped him, but the second question he answered with: I like scary stories and things that are kind of fantasy. The first author that came to mind was Darren Shan. It was dumb luck that I struck upon the exact book he’d been reading before, but that I was able to pull out from his description of favorite types of reads Darren Shan was a good hit wasn’t.

The image above was shared by Molly Backes, and it came to her on a receipt after she purchased a copy of Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity from a bookstore. RA for All. Ubiquitous readers' advisory services for public libraries' online co… Readers’ Advisory with Style: KLA 2013 Presentation. I presented with Scott Rader from Hays Public Library at the Kansas Library Association this week.

Readers’ Advisory with Style: KLA 2013 Presentation

Our program was Readers’ Advisory with Style. We shared ways that we promote books in our libraries through passive RA materials like displays or graphics and through social media. Scott also discussed fanmixes for YA novels. Then we talked about some of our favorite under the radar or debut author releases from 2013-2014. The PowerPoint from our session is below. Much of the information on how I create graphics and the tools available can be found in this post and many graphics I make for the library can be found here. Five Ways Libraries Can Offer Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr.

By Molly Wetta *This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of RA News.* Libraries are interacting with patrons in digital spaces.

Five Ways Libraries Can Offer Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr

Virtually all libraries have a Facebook page, and over half are on Twitter, but as the social media landscape continues to evolve, so must libraries' digital presence. Over the past two years, Tumblr has become more than just a fad. If you're still not sure about how Tumblr works, or you've tested the waters but aren't sure that you're getting the most out of the platform, never fear. What is Tumblr and how does it work? Tumblr is a microblogging site, which blends traditional blogging with elements of other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

A Smarter Way to Explore Books. The Reader's Advisor. Reader advisory. Recommending books. Catalog your books online. Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs, Learn more about your Favorite Books and Share Books with Friends. Book Recommendations (USA) Fantastic Fiction. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia. Log In. Getting past the easy reach. As I’ve been working on writing my book and hitting these mental milestones (40,000 words felt like a lot, then it felt like a lot to rework my outline, then it felt like I’d hit a mountaintop at 55,000 words and counting), I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we talk about and promote books to readers.

Then in today’s Shelf Awareness, I saw this about the “book grapevine.” Click through and read it because it isn’t long. In short, the book gets great promotion on the ground level, then it gets promotion from a big-name person in the field or industry, that word gets to a reader who then suggests the book to, in this case, a book seller (and you can swap book seller for librarian or teacher or any other reader advocate), who then reads the book and they themselves do ground-level promotion of the title, too.

It gets the word about a particular book out there and does so fast. Fantastic Fiction. Book reviews, book awards, poetry, literary criticism, authors & more. Log In. A new way of choosing what book to read next. FLP – Readers' Advisory 101. Log In. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

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Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia. I'm Lost in Books: Book Lists: A to Z - "A" Book Lists. Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries. Barrie Public Library. Barrie Public Library. Problem loading page. Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Book Blogs. Donald Harstad worked for 26 years as deputy sheriff and chief investigator for the police department of Clayton County, Iowa. Harstad transforms those experiences into thrilling mysteries with his popular Carl Houseman series. The sixth in the series, November Rain, finds Houseman far from his usual heartland setting, as he travels to the UK to consult on a kidnapping case—and to protect his own daughter.

In a guest post, Harstad shares a bit of the real-life inspiration behind November Rain. The Reader’s Advisor Online Blog. NextReads eNewsletters. Auckland Libraries Staff Picks. Bookgasm. Welcome to Library Booklists and Bibliographies. Youth Services Librarianship - Reader's Advisory for Youth. The Reader's Advisor. Fiction readers' advisory services in New Zealand public libraries : an investigation into how personal reading habits and other factors affect the confidence of library staff who answer adult or young adult fiction readers' advisory queries. LibraryReads - Books Recommended by Librarians. RA for All: library blogs. Right after ALA Annual every year there is always a big buzz in the library community. Yes, a huge number of librarians return to their work energized, sharing ideas, and making plans for future programs and services. But, there is also the business side to the annual meeting and that too can make some waves that ripple out to all librarians whether they went to the conference or not.

ALA is a huge organization that is supposed to represent every single librarian. Because it cannot possibly do that as one entity, there are also many smaller associations, roundtables and committees to handle specific service populations and library types. This makes sense. Well, I was not at ALA Annual, but something happened in some of the business meetings which I have strong feelings about. The new policy is indeed a gag order. No booklists. NoveList Newsletters Archive. Annotations by the Students in Dominican University’s GSLIS 763. RA for All. The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers.

It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to their local indie bookstore. Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books.

The Reader’s Advisor Online Blog. Great Book Lists from The Children's Bookshelf. 82 book club books. No matter that it takes forever for me to finish a book lately, I’m always adding to my list of books to read. Recently, a friend (thanks Jamie! Nordic Bookblog - Scandinavian Fiction and Crime Fiction. The Reader’s Advisor Online Blog. Library Booklists: Adult Fiction Booklists. Like, Try, Why #7. The Thrilling Detective Web Site.