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*[[Urban Fiction/Street Lit/Hip Hop Fiction Resources for Librarians]]
 
*[[Urban Fiction/Street Lit/Hip Hop Fiction Resources for Librarians]]
 
*[http://www.downersgrovelibrary.org/readalikes/index.html Author Read-A-Likes at Downers Grove Public Library] 48 popular author lists
 
*[http://www.downersgrovelibrary.org/readalikes/index.html Author Read-A-Likes at Downers Grove Public Library] 48 popular author lists
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*[http://adelsonlibrary.pbwiki.com Author & Book Readalikes and general author information wiki]
  
 
*[[Tools for reader's advisory service, formal or informal]]
 
*[[Tools for reader's advisory service, formal or informal]]
 
A notebook of annotated bibliographies containting all publishing information, number of pages, genre, a brief quote, synopsis with teaser, and any other pertinent information.  These bibliographies can be assembled as you and fellow staff members read good books and take a few minutes to fill out a brief form.  Patrons can also be encouraged to complete bibilographies as they read; many "regulars" likely know our collections better than us! 
 
 
A list of 5 great books from each genre (adopted from Joyce Saricks' ''Italic text''The Reader's Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction''Italic text''
 
 
Several colorful themed bookmarks with title and author of books fitting that theme.  These can be displayed according to seasons, current events, new releases, and so on.  For example: Fearless, Funny Females; Murderous Mysteries; Hard Boiled Detectives; Comedic Christmas Disasters ect.
 
 
Access to online materials such as Novelist, Titlewave, and even Amazon.com
 
 
Enthusiasm and a firm belief in the joy of reading, be it paperback romance or Tolstoy.  Reader's Advisory is a wonderful opportunity to get to know patrons and educate them on the variety of services librarians can provide.  Happy Reading!
 
  
 
== Nonfiction ==
 
== Nonfiction ==
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*[[Books about drugs and gangs]]
 
*[[Books about drugs and gangs]]
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*[[Gaming fiction]]
 
*[[Gaming fiction]]
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*Wiki for http://booktalk.pbwiki.com -- password: booktalk. It's easy. Help get this wiki skyrocketing with good read suggestions.
 
  
 
== Lists of Books ==
 
== Lists of Books ==
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2005/03/how-i-find-books-to-read-part-4.html The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction] 2001 - a review of the guide
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2005/03/how-i-find-books-to-read-part-4.html The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction] 2001 - a review of the guide
  
Guide to Genre Fiction
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Guides to Genre Fiction
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/06/genreflecting-guide-to-popular-reading.html Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests] - a review
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/06/genreflecting-guide-to-popular-reading.html Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests] - a review
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Guides to Nonfiction
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/03/thematic-guide-to-popular-nonfiction-by.html Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction]
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*[http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=9781591582830 The Real Story (Genreflecting series) edited by Sarah Statz Cords]
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*[http://www.alastore.ala.org/SiteSolution.taf?_sn=catalog2&_pn=product_detail&_op=2343 The Readers' Advisory Guide to Non-fiction by Neal Wyatt]
  
 
New just for YA:
 
New just for YA:
 
*[http://www.cplrmh.com/TRA.html The Teen Reader's Advisor]
 
*[http://www.cplrmh.com/TRA.html The Teen Reader's Advisor]
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== Search Engines for Finding Book Reviews ==
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*[http://ricklibrarian.googlepages.com/bookrevoogle Librarian's Book Revoogle]
  
 
== Librarians' Personal Lists of Best Books ==
 
== Librarians' Personal Lists of Best Books ==
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*[http://mishareads.blogspot.com/ Mishareads]
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/09/best-books-ever-call-for-personal.html ricklibrarian's Best Books Ever]
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/09/best-books-ever-call-for-personal.html ricklibrarian's Best Books Ever]
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/12/ricklibrarians-books-that-matter-2007.html ricklibrarian's Books That Matter 2007]
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== Overlooked Books that People Might Like ==
 
== Overlooked Books that People Might Like ==
  
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== Blogs/Websites to Watch ==
 
== Blogs/Websites to Watch ==
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*[http://www.anobii.com Anobii] --Free personal book collection site
 
*[http://www.bookslut.com Bookslut]
 
*[http://www.bookslut.com Bookslut]
*[http://www.guysread.com/ Guys Read] - a web-based literacy program designed to help boys find books they'd like to read.
 
*[http://webjunction.org/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=158&start=0 Discussions: All Aboard » Library Services » Reader's Advisory] - a Readers Advisory discussion list on WebJunction
 
*[http://allaboutthebook.blogspot.com It's All About the Book]
 
 
*[http://denverlibrary.org/booksmedia/recommend.cfm?media=Books Denver Public Library: We Recommend] - Staff Recommendations
 
*[http://denverlibrary.org/booksmedia/recommend.cfm?media=Books Denver Public Library: We Recommend] - Staff Recommendations
 
*[http://denverlibrary.org/booksmedia/reviews.cfm?media=Books Denver Public Library: Customer Reviews]  
 
*[http://denverlibrary.org/booksmedia/reviews.cfm?media=Books Denver Public Library: Customer Reviews]  
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*[http://webjunction.org/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=158&start=0 Discussions: All Aboard » Library Services » Reader's Advisory] - a Readers Advisory discussion list on WebJunction
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*[http://blogs.multcolib.org/news/ Furthermore...Where the Headlines Take You] - Nonfiction book recommendations from Multnomah County Library
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*[http://www.goodreads.com/ GoodReads] - Book recommendations come from your friends as well as other users
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*[http://www.guysread.com/ Guys Read] - a web-based literacy program designed to help boys find books they'd like to read.
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*[http://allaboutthebook.blogspot.com It's All About the Book]
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*[http://www.librarything.com LibraryThing]- a service for people to catalog their books online and also provides a service to libraries called [http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/ LibraryThing for Libraries] to assist readers in self discovery right in the catalog using web 2.0 technology
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*[http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/madreads/ MADreads] Reviews from the Madison Public Library
 
*[http://maggiereads.blogspot.com/ Maggie Reads] - Make Mississippi Read
 
*[http://maggiereads.blogspot.com/ Maggie Reads] - Make Mississippi Read
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*[http://www.monsterlibrarian.com/ Monsterlibrarian] - horror book reviews written by librarians for libraries.
 
*[http://nonanon.com Nonfiction Readers Anonymous]  
 
*[http://nonanon.com Nonfiction Readers Anonymous]  
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com RickLibrarian]
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*[http://popgoesfiction.blogspot.com/ Pop Goes Fiction]
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*[http://www.readersclub.org/default.asp Reader's Club] Reviews from Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com ricklibrarian]
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*[http://www.shelfari.com/ Shelfari]
  
 
== Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out ==
 
== Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out ==
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/06/establishing-and-promoting-readers.html Establishing and Promoting Readers' Advisory in Small and Medium-sized Libraries]
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/06/establishing-and-promoting-readers.html Establishing and Promoting Readers' Advisory in Small and Medium-sized Libraries]
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/08/author-read-likes-at-downers-grove.html Author Read-A-Likes at Downers Grove Public Library]
 
*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/08/author-read-likes-at-downers-grove.html Author Read-A-Likes at Downers Grove Public Library]
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/08/look-at-63-years-of-ala-notable-books.html A Look at 63 Years of ALA Notable Books]
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/08/dear-miss-breed-true-stories-of.html Dear Miss Breed] - Children's librarian Clara Breed not only recommended books, she sent them to Japanese-Americans in internment camps.
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/06/he-reads-she-reads-booklist-adult-books.html He Reads She Reads: The Booklist Adult Books Readers Advisory Forum]
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*[http://ricklibrarian.blogspot.com/2007/06/nancy-pearl-on-book-crush.html Nancy Pearl on Book Crush]
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*[http://plablog.org/2008/03/readers-advisory-tool-kit-iii-market-driven-readers-advisory-three-more-skills-to-increase-your-effectiveness-as-an-ra-librarian.html Readers' Advisory Toolkit III]
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==Wikis for Readers Advisory==
  
[[Category:Readers' Advisory]][[Category:Reference Services and Information Literacy]]
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*Booktalk Wiki at http://booktalk.pbwiki.com -- Users are welcome to request access to discuss books. It's easy. Help get this wiki skyrocketing with good read suggestions.
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*Check out this relatively new wiki!  [http://hera.jmrl.org/wiki JMRL Reads: A Wiki for Sharing Information about Books for Readers of all Ages]
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*[http://readersadvisory.wetpaint.com Readers Advisory Wiki] is an Australian wiki to help library staff develop their skills.

Revision as of 03:24, 13 July 2011

Contents

Fiction

Nonfiction

  • Three non-fiction Readers' Advisory resources ("Sure bet narrative nonfiction writers", " Narrative nonfiction genre appeal factors" and " Regional Mysteries Bibliography") at the ALA-RUSA Reader's Advisory Committee page.

Poetry

Young Adult/Teen Booklists

Lists of Books

Recommendations by Nancy Pearl (the queen of readers' advisory):

Books by readers' advisory expert Joyce Saricks:

Guides to Genre Fiction

Guides to Nonfiction

New just for YA:

Search Engines for Finding Book Reviews

Librarians' Personal Lists of Best Books

Overlooked Books that People Might Like

Blogs/Websites to Watch

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

Wikis for Readers Advisory

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