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  • 1. { THE FUTURE OF READERS } ADVISORY Melissa Jeffrey
  • 2. What is Reader’s Advisory?
  • 3. { What is Reader’s Advisory? } • Finding the right book for the right person at the right time. • Helping readers find the best, most enjoyable reading that matches their needs, interests, and reading level. • Connecting readers and authors/writers. http://www.olc.org/ore/2readers.htm
  • 4. { How Do We Do RA? } • • • • • • • • Pathfinders Bookmarks Signs Topical Monthly Displays Blog posts / Facebook Posts Shelftalkers Special Collections Modified Book Store Model @ WW
  • 5. { In Person Advisory } Patron: Hi. My name is Dave Librarian: Hello Dave. How can I help you? Patron: I’m looking for a book to read. Librarian: What kind of book? Patron: Well what do you read? Librarian: [there is no way I’m telling them I mostly read fantastical young adult stories with love triangles that I can read in an hour]
  • 6. « Going online and asking questions is the best way to learn. » - Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
  • 7. { NEW Online Approach } • Subject Guide for Books • Online component of Ian’s Public New Release List • Form Based Reader’s Advisory
  • 8. { More Access Points }
  • 9. { Experts on Hand }
  • 10. { Less Time { Time Constraints } Constraints }
  • 11. { Subject Guide for Books } • Tacit Knowledge Transfer • 24/7 Availability • Frontline Staff Can Use
  • 12. { Ian’s Public New Release List } • From Excel Spreadsheet to Online • Frontline Staff will be encouraged to use
  • 13. { Form Based RA } • Readers take time to reflect on what they want • Staff take time to really understand the needs of the patron Tulsalibrary.org
  • 14. { Form Based RA } • Boost to staff Morale: – RA superstars – Connect meaningfully with patrons
  • 15. { Form Based RA } • Boost to staff Morale: – RA superstars – Connect meaningfully with patrons http://lis.cua.edu/res/docs/symposium/2011 -symposium/trott.pdf Tulsalibrary.org
  • 16. { Looking for a Good Book } • • • • • Characters and/or Relationships, Plot (action, pace, genre), Setting (place, time, mood), Theme or Subject, Affect of the Book (emotional state on the reader).
  • 17. How Can You Help?
  • 18. { News About Books }
  • 19. { Keep up with Library World }
  • 20. { Good Reads }
  • 21. Resources Form Based Reader’s Advisory Research Based Reader’s Advisory Reader’s Advisory Out of the Box GoodReads Tulsa http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/rethinking-readers-advisory-73113 • Also «Your Next Great Read» Library Journal. October 15, 2013 p. 54-57 • • • • •