Romance Writers of America The SF Site: The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy About Goodreads When I was in second grade, I discovered the Hardy Boys series. Ever since, I've loved to read — both for fun and to improve my mind. And I'm always looking for the next great book. One afternoon while I was scanning a friend's bookshelf for ideas, it struck me: when I want to know what books to read, I'd rather turn to a friend than any random person or bestseller list. So I decided to build a website – a place where I could see my friends' bookshelves and learn about what they thought of all their books. Goodreads is that site. Knowledge is power, and power is best shared among readers. Otis Chandler CEO and Co-Founder
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A Zen Librarian: Bluestem and Monarch Shelf Talkers Over the summer, I saw an image, I think it was Jon Schu's library blog, that had what I call "shelf talkers." Basically they are little cards that are taped to the bookcase where the books are housed. The cards have a picture of the book, a synopsis of the story and a note about the contest the book is a part of. I created Bluestem and Monarch shelf talkers. I hope others might find them as helpful. Here is an image of the shelf talker that got me started. Here is an example of one of my shelf talkers. Here is a link to the shelf talkers.
The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association As the day wound down, attendance at the Readers’ Advisory Tool Kit III was a bit down, though still very decent. Those who lasted the full day of PLA got to hear three well-known librarians suggest more ways to get books into the hands of readers. With her section “Promoting the Backlist,” Georgine Olson of Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library and Regional Center in Fairbanks, Alaska (is the library stationary in landscape to fit the letterhead?) Part of the answer is that we actually do have to move them – put them on the displays that are catching the readers’ eyes. Booklists are another way to draw attention to older books. Olson also told her rules for making Read-a-Like lists. Joyce Saricks (described on the PLA website as “author, retired” which is hard to fathom for the active librarian) followed with her section “The Sane Librarian’s Guide to Genre Studies.” Saricks regrets that she has not kept notes on every book she has ever read.
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