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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

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Neal Wyatt and Joyce G. Saricks 320 pages 6 x 9 November 19, 2018 Everyone’s favourite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful t...


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Graphic Novels II: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More <em>(Genreflecting Advisory Series)</em>-Hardcover-Libraries Unlimited-The Library Marketplace

Graphic Novels II: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More <em>(Genreflecting Advisory Series)</em>

$91.00

Michael Pawuk and David Serchay ISBN-13: 9781598847000 719 pages • 7 x 10  2017 Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and...


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The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond-Paperback-Libraries Unlimited-The Library Marketplace

The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

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edited by Meagan Lacy ISBN-13: 9781610697156 160 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼ Year Published: 2014 Improve literacy in college-age students by utilizing this innovative resource that helps to promote contemplation over brevity in reading practices. This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus librari...


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This \"crash course\" will furnish you with the basic, practical information you need to excel at readers' advisory (RA) for adults and teens.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe question \"can you recommend a good book?\" can be one of the most daunting you face, notwithstanding the fact that recommender tools are ubiquitous. Often, uncertainty arises because, although librarians are called on to perform such services daily, readers' advisory is a skill set in which most have no formal training. This guide will remedy that. It is built around understanding books, reading, and readers and will quickly show you how to identify reading preferences and advise patrons effectively. You'll learn about multiple RA approaches, such as genre, appeal features, and reading interests and about essential tools that can help with RA. Plus, you'll discover tips to help you keep up with this ever-changing field.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere is no other professional book that covers the full spectrum of skills needed to perform the RA service that is in such great demand in libraries of all kinds. Helping readers find what they want is a sure way to serve patrons and build your library's brand. You will come away from this easy-to-understand crash course with the solid background you need to do both.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFeatures\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eServes as a practical, down-to-earth, all-one introduction to a subject that is essential for librarians working in the field\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSummarizes the best practices of readers' advisory service and the best tools for readers' advisors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIntroduces tools for identifying read-alikes and discusses new trends and approaches in readers' advisory\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncludes lists of the best sources for further reading for those who wish to delve more deeply into a subject\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCan serve as a text or manual for in-service training or be used as supplementary reading in LIS courses.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}
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Crash Course in Readers' Advisory <em>(Crash Course)</em>

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Cynthia Orr ISBN-13: 9781610698252 173 pages • 8½ x 11  2014 If you want to be indispensable to your patrons, don't miss this one-stop guide to readers' advisory. One of the key services librarians provide is helping readers find books they'll enjoy. This "crash course" will furnish you with the basic, practical information you need to excel at ...


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