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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 …

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.

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  • 1. +Book It! Book it! Read it, rate it, review it & more.
  • 2. + If you…   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…
  • 3. + 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”…
  • 4. + Alert the Guards!   GoodReads   LibraryThing   Shelfari   WeRead
  • 5. + GoodReads.com
  • 6. + Create a virtual bookshelf.
  • 7. + Add ratings, reviews & more!
  • 8. + Connect with friends.
  • 9. + Get email updates.
  • 10. + Explore.
  • 11. + Why GoodReads?   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!
  • 12. + LibraryThing.com
  • 13. + Add ratings, reviews, tags & more!
  • 14. + Browse your bookshelf.
  • 15. + Provide “common knowledge.”
  • 16. + View recommendations.
  • 17. + Connect with others.
  • 18. + Waste time.
  • 19. + Why LibraryThing?   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.   The “unsuggester.”
  • 20. + Feeling overwhelmed?
  • 21. + Shelfari.com
  • 22. + Add reviews, tags & more.
  • 23. + Create a virtual bookshelf.
  • 24. + Connect with friends.
  • 25. + Explore.
  • 26. + Why Shelfari?   It has the prettiest bookshelf.   It is simple. And pretty.   Did I say pretty?
  • 27. + WeRead
  • 28. + Create a virtual bookshelf.
  • 29. + Add ratings, reviews & tags.
  • 30. + Why WeRead?   It’s good for newbies.   It has a simple design.   It provides all of the basic features without a lot of fluff.
  • 31. + Summing It Up   Rate it.   Review it.   Date it.   Tag it.   Read it, want to read it, currently reading it?   Own it?   Share it.   Talk about it.
  • 32. + 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 advisory.
  • 33. + But What About the Library? You can use the library’s catalog to:   Rate   Review   Tag And we encourage you to do so! But…
  • 34. + You can’t…   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 reading.   Connect with a community outside of the library.
  • 35. + Questions?