Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library

Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library

Book - 2005 | 3rd ed
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Do you have anything else like this? In public libraries, reference librarians are often called on to make recommendations to readers, sometimes in genres that they don't personally read. Learning how to frame a discussion and articulate the appeal of a book, author, or genre marks the essence of a successful readers' advisor. Readers' advisory is defined as, patron-oriented library service for adult fiction readers, according to Saricks, a noted expert on the subject. In the completely revised third edition of Readers' Advisory Service for Public Libraries, Saricks updates this critically acclaimed how-to guide, making it more helpful than ever. As reference librarians seek support in guiding adult readers, they've come to trust this authoritative resource. lists, identifying what else is like a favorite book; Practical guidelines for conducting the advisory interview so it's a comfortable exchange; Confidence-boosting tactics for drawing on reviews to make recommendations; Methods for incorporating nonfiction into the discussion; More resources and online tools; Using the proven strategies in this newly updated, back-to-basics overview, librarians providing readers' advisory services will find the answers they need to help customers make appropriate choices.
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, c2005
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780838908976
Branch Call Number: 025.5 Sa73r 2005
Characteristics: xi, 211 p. ; 23 cm


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Céline_Biblio Mar 21, 2010

What a good strong starting source! This has been useful to discovering today's RA services/what they're about.


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