Readers’ Advisory

Listeners’ advisory: When audiobook title recommendations are not enough

Imagine this . . . you’re getting ready for a long road trip, you have just downloaded an

Read more and prosper

Science fiction. It’s a genre that is loved by many, but largely misunderstood. The question “Can you recommend

Interview skills: Avoid the RA nightmare

Has anyone else had this recurring dream? A patron comes up to you and asks for something good

My five-month mission: To boldly go where …

I have not gone before. Mission background: To make a “Best Bets” list of titles for this year’s

Remembering What You Read: Reading Journals & Collection Knowledge

Has your mind ever drawn a blank when a customer asks your opinion about a book? You know

Investing in RA: Skill-Building Strategies

It’s one of the skills all library staff should know, but few are truly comfortable with: readers’ advisory.

“So Many Books, So Little Time”: Creating Your Own Genre Plan

The results from Library Journal’s survey of readers’ advisors, “The State of Readers’ Advisory“, suggest that “the biggest cause


I have always held a fascination with bookmarks.  It probably all started with the return of a dog-eared

Reluctant Readers’ Advisors: Help Your Staff Help Readers

While most staff, even those without professional training, are comfortable with performing reference tasks as part of their

Loan Stars – A New RA Tool for Library Staff

Have you heard about Loan Stars? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Loan Stars is a new

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