Learn about 4 online book communities that will help you organize your virtual bookshelf, rate and review books & share what your reading with others! Presentation focuses on uses for librarians or library staff.
Read it, rate it, review it & more.
Can’t remember the books you’ve read…
Keep a “to-read” list…
Want to know what other’s are reading…
Don’t like choosing between subject or author organization
of your personal library…
Find yourself buying the same books you already own…
And if you…
Like to share your thoughts about what you’re reading…
Want to know what your friends are reading…
Are looking for “readalikes” or book suggestions…
Need to keep up on book “trends”…
It emphasizes connecting with people you actually know.
23 of your colleagues are already doing it.
You can follow the Westerville Library and help Tamara
suggest books to our patrons!
It’s a monster. You will never get bored.
It provides book recommendations based on what you’ve
already read and it is eerily accurate.
You can find an amazing amount of obscure information,
especially within the “common knowledge” section, such as
detailed character lists and setting details.
It’s good for newbies.
It has a simple design.
It provides all of the basic features without a lot of fluff.
Summing It Up
Read it, want to read it, currently reading it?
Talk about it.
Keep in Mind
You can do and see a lot without setting up a profile.
You can be as active or as inactive as you want.
You can use these sites as research tools for reader’s
But What About the Library?
You can use the library’s catalog to:
And we encourage you to do so!
Follow other people’s ratings, reviews and tags.
Rate, review or tag items we don’t own.
Look at staff & patron’s accounts to find out what they’re
Connect with a community outside of the library.