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Libraries don't have the funding for costly reader databases or staff anymore, so how can we still reach our readers in today's uncertain climate? Learn about a variety of innovative and virtual ...

Libraries don't have the funding for costly reader databases or staff anymore, so how can we still reach our readers in today's uncertain climate? Learn about a variety of innovative and virtual programs, tools, resources, and tricks to offer expert readers' advisory service without breaking the bank.

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  • 1. BANG FOR YOUR BUCK DOWNERS GROVE LIBRARY STYLE
  • 2.
    • THE WAY OF THE FUTURE:
    • CUSTOMIZED READERS’ ADVISORY
  • 3. EXHIBIT A: I’M IN THE MOOD TO READ
  • 4.  
  • 5. EXHIBIT B: BOOK A READERS’ ADVISOR
  • 6. 2. WHAT WE’RE READING
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. 3. FACEBOOK & TWITTER
  • 10. THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS
  • 11.
    • Link back to your library’s website as much as possible
      • Feature staff booklists from website
      • Trending
        • i.e. on Fridays we poll patrons about what they are reading over the weekend (patrons love this!)
    • Promote Book Discussions
    • Announce the Big Read book selection, Adult Summer Reading Club themes, etc.
  • 12.
    • Any sort of book, movie, or music related information you think patrons would find interesting will work
    • Examples of things you can post:
      • Award Winners such as the Orange, Booker or Pulitzer
      • YALSA Book Awards and Lists
      • “ Best of” lists
      • Book trailers (also a lot of fun)
      • Author interviews from The Daily Show or The Colbert Report
    • Adding the hash tag, #fb, to a tweet also posts to
    • Facebook
  • 13. Link to staff booklist Link to “I’m in the Mood to Read” Intriguing article
  • 14. Idea to Steal from the Multnomah County Library - Portland
    • Dynamic Readers’ Advisory through Facebook
    • Patrons posted the last 3 titles they had read and RA staff suggested the next book they should read
    • Four staff members devoted the whole day to the event
    • Provided summaries from NoveList
    • Used bitly.com to link their suggestions to their
    • catalog
  • 15. Cynthia: A Village Affair, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, The Other Multnomah County Library... I see some juicy small town, secret lives stuff here. You might try Driftless by David Rhodes. You can read a review of it on our Embarrassment of Riches blog here -http://bit.ly/ijIDfk
  • 16. FACILITATE A BOOK DISCUSSION
  • 17.  
  • 18. 4. GOODREADS, LIBRARYTHING & SHELFARI
  • 19. Your library could create an account, add books staff are reading, and even “recommend this title” to patrons who are friends with the library. This can be linked to your Facebook profile as well. FUTURE IDEA
  • 20. 5. READERS’ ADVISORY ORGANIZATIONS
  • 21. ARRT, LACONI, ETC. http://www.arrtreads.org/ http://www.laconi.org/
  • 22. 6. GENRE STUDIES
  • 23.
    • Take part in a departmental genre study
    • Conduct an individual genre study
    • Read and discuss a chapter from a book about readers’ services:
    • The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction
    • by Joyce Saricks
    • The Readers' Advisory Handbook
    • Jessica E. Moyer, Katie Mediatore Stover and Erin Downey Howerton
    I just loved this book!
  • 24. 7. BOOKLISTS & BOOKMARKS
  • 25.  
  • 26. 8. RA BLOGS & WEBSITES
  • 27. A FEW I LIKE…. RA FOR All BLOGGING FOR A GOOD BOOK
  • 28. THE END
  • 29. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.