Book Description

From Booklist As readers? advisory matures, it involves much more than the act of matching a reader with a book. It encompasses a broader range of materials and library users and also informs the way materials are reviewed, selected, promoted, and used. There are books that lay out the core principles of reader?s advisory or that address a particular genre or the needs of a particular audience. This compilation fills a gap by presenting the full range of ?skills, techniques, and practices? that now make up readers?-advisory service. It is divided into five parts: ?Getting to Know Your Materials?; ?Reviewing and Evaluating Materials?; ?Marketing, Promoting, and Sharing Materials?; ?Programming?; and ?Expanding Readers? Advisory Services.? Chapters authored by a number of familiar names (among others, Sue-Ellen Beauregard on reviewing audiobooks, Heather Booth on working with teens, Sarah Statz Cords on getting to know nonfiction, Lynne Welch on creating read-alikes, and David Wright on providing storytime for adults) join chapters by editors Moyer and Stover in providing a comprehensive guide. Several of the chapters contain samples and worksheets. A valuable addition to the growing readers?-advisory shelf. --Mary Ellen Quinn Read more About the Author Jessica E. Moyer has MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Currently she is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the Literacy Education program. She has published articles in Reference and User Services Quarterly, New Library World, and the Libraries Unlimited Readers Advisor Newsletter, and she is the author of Research-Based Readers Advisory (American Library Association, 2008). An active member of ALA, Moyer is currently a member of the editorial boards for Reference and User Services Quarterly and Booklist s Reference Books Bulletin and is chair of the 2010 RUSA Awards committee. She reviews fiction, audiobooks, reference books, and professional reading for Booklist and fiction for Library Journal. Kaite Mediatore Stover is the head of readers services for the Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library. She holds a master s degree in library science and a master s degree in literature from Emporia (Kansas) State University. Stover is the She Reads columnist and an audiobook reviewer for Booklist, a contributing writer for NoveList, and has contributed articles to Reference and User Services Quarterly. She is active in ALA and has served on the Booklist Advisory Board, the PLA Readers Advisory Committee, the RUSA CODES Readers Advisory Committee, YALSA s Alex Awards Committee, and the Sophie Brody Medal Committee. In 2003 she was named one of Library Journal s Movers and Shakers. Read more