Readers’ Advisory

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

Bookmarks!

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

Promoting Shameless, Unapologetic Reading

These days the funding bodies of public libraries expect that they are run like businesses. The finer points

Romance Novels: More Than Just Trashy Books

I had the great honour of speaking to the Ontario Library Association’s conference about romance novels. While these

Enjoy the Conversation

Have you ever had a really great conversation with someone about books? She tells you that she just

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