Reader's Advisory Training

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A PowerPoint tutorial on Reader's Advisory, tips on providing good reader's advisory, and the difference between the paranormal genre and the urban fantasy genre.

A PowerPoint tutorial on Reader's Advisory, tips on providing good reader's advisory, and the difference between the paranormal genre and the urban fantasy genre.

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  • Readers Advisory TrainingGenre: Paranormal RomanceBy Brenda Hostettler
  • Readers Advisory TrainingGenre: Paranormal RomanceBy Brenda Hostettler
  • Why do we do Reader’s Advisory? To connect patrons with authorsTo promote the library’s collectionIt gets patrons more involved with the library and staffPromotes reading and literacy
  • Skills of Reader’s AdvisoryBecome familiar with genres by a willingness to read and become familiar with authorsKnowledge of patronsMastering the Reader’s Advisory Interview
  • The Reader’s Advisory InterviewUse open ended questions which require an answer instead of Yes or NoPhrases to use: Tell me about a book or author you read that you really enjoyed?What kind of story do you like to read? Mystery, Romance, etc…Become familiar with genres by a willingness to read and become familiar with authorsKnowledge of patronsMastering the Reader’s Advisory Interview
  • The Reader’s Advisory InterviewUse open ended questions which require an answer instead of Yes or NoPhrases to use: Tell me about a book or author you read that you really enjoyed?What kind of story do you like to read? Mystery, Romance, etc…Become familiar with genres by a willingness to read and become familiar with authorsKnowledge of patronsMastering the Reader’s Advisory Interview
  • The Reader’s Advisory InterviewUse open ended questions which require an answer instead of Yes or NoPhrases to use: Tell me about a book or author you read that you really enjoyed?What kind of story do you like to read? Mystery, Romance, etc…Become familiar with genres by a willingness to read and become familiar with authorsKnowledge of patronsMastering the Reader’s Advisory Interview
  • The Reader’s Advisory InterviewUse open ended questions which require an answer instead of Yes or NoPhrases to use: Tell me about a book or author you read that you really enjoyed?What kind of story do you like to read? Mystery, Romance, etc…Become familiar with genres by a willingness to read and become familiar with authorsKnowledge of patronsMastering the Reader’s Advisory Interview

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  • 1. Reader’s Advisory Training
    By
    Brenda Hostettler
  • 2. Reader’s Advisory Training
    Why we do reader’s advisory
    Reader’s advisory skills
    The reader’s advisory interview
    The different genres
    The paranormal genre
    The urban fantasy genre
  • 3. Why do we do Reader’s Advisory?
    • To connect readers with authors
    • 4. To get patrons more involved with the library
    • 5. To promote the library’s collection
    • 6. To promote reading and literacy
  • Skills of Reader’s Advisory
    • Become familiar with genres and series
    • 7. Have knowledge of patrons
    • 8. Have a commitment to serving patrons in the library
    • 9. Master the reader’s advisory interview
  • The Reader’s Advisory Interview
    • Use phrases like “Tell me what kind of books you like to read”
    • 10. Use open ended questions which require an answer instead of Yesor No answers
  • The Reader’s Advisory Interview continued…
    • Suggest books to patrons, but don’t recommend them
    • 11. Follow up by asking “Be sure to let us know how you liked the book?”
  • The Different Genres
  • The Different Genres
  • Paranormal Romance
    The Paranormal Romance Genre is popular with teens because of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
    Are you for Team Edward or Team Jacob?
  • 24. Paranormal Romance
    Is a love story involving paranormal characters like vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and other fantastical creatures.
  • 25. Paranormal Ratings
    In book reviews, adult paranormal romance paperbacks are often given ratings such as “scorcher” for erotic graphic sex, or “hot” for explicit sex.
  • 26. Paranormal VS Urban Fantasy
    It is difficult to define the exact differences between urban fantasy and paranormal fiction.
  • 27. Paranormal Definition
    In paranormal, the story is centered on romance as the main theme, and characters must include paranormals. Each book has a new hero and heroine couple, and there must be a happy ending.
  • 28. Urban Fantasy Definition
    In urban fantasy, the story has a main theme of horror, and no happy ending. The main character is usually a chic who wears leather and kicks butt.There can be a sub-plot love story, but it is ongoing with problems, or the character has many love affairs.
  • 29. What types of characters are in paranormal romance books?
  • Some Paranormal Authors
  • Some Urban Fantasy Authors