Charmaine Atrooshi (M.A) has been working in the Homebound Services department of the Ottawa Public Library for five years. Along with her colleagues, she selects books, audiobooks and DVDs for more than 500 customers a month, and provides readers’ advisory services in person, by phone, and via email. She can be reached at Charmaine.Atrooshi [at] BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.
Listeners’ advisory: When audiobook title recommendations are not enoughAugust 1, 2017
Imagine this . . . you’re getting ready for a long road trip, you have just downloaded an audiobook from the library and are looking forward to listening to it en route. You turn on the story and realize it’s putting you to sleep. You had such high expectations—it was your favourite author and her →
Privacy Concerns & Access to Information in Homebound ServicesJanuary 15, 2016
Homebound Services is a department within the Ottawa Public Library that selects and delivers library materials to customers who are unable to access a branch regularly due to age, illness or disability. Many of our customers are older adults experiencing a decline in their health. As you can imagine, we develop relationships with many of →