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Staying in Genre Shape

Staying in Genre Shape

Once you know what makes a mystery a mystery or a fantasy a fantasy and why a patron may prefer one of those genres to another, it is time to move on to the next step...keeping that genre knowledge up to date. Yes, Harry Potter will always be classified a fantasy and...

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Reader’s Advisory in the Digital Age

Reader’s Advisory in the Digital Age

Summer reading is on the horizon, and library users are looking for their next great book. Chances are, many of them are going to find it online. How do we as librarians connect our physical presence to those resources, as well our own online presences? Participants...

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Reader’s Advisory: All About Genres

Reader’s Advisory: All About Genres

Genres are a major factor in how readers pick what they want to read. It is important for library staff to speak the language of genre to help put people together with the books that will connect with people. Knowing the trends, hot books, and top authors in currently...

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Getting Started with Reader’s Advisory

Getting Started with Reader’s Advisory

Putting people together with the books they really want to read may be the best win-win situation in public libraries. It is how libraries can show we are a discovery service not merely a delivery service. Learn the whys and how’s of Reader’s Advisory with practical...

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New Trends in Reader’s Advisory

New Trends in Reader’s Advisory

Genres and popular interests in Reader’s Advisory continue to evolve. Publishing trends, reflecting reading interests, clearly demonstrate this constant change. But what changes should you be making to your Reader’s Advisory program…if any? In this fun and interactive...

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