TOOLS FOR SELECTINGNONFICTION FORPUBLIC LIBRARYCOLLECTIONSKatie Midgley
Overview:   List various resources available for use   Outline each resource in detail   Show example review   Discuss...
Amazon   Provides succinct summaries   Includes editorial reviews and reader reviews   ‘5 star’ rating system   Easy t...
Example:
Booklist   Short but powerful reviews done by ALA   Each review shows awards, lists, similar titles   Parts of resource...
Example:
Kirkus Book Review   Extremely browser friendly   Nonfiction split into variety of categories   Helpful lists   ‘Kirku...
Example:
Cont.
Library Journal Book Review   Prepublication reviews for hundreds of    nonfiction titles   Collection development page...
Example:
New York Times Book Review   Extensive & in depth reviews   Available in print on Sundays and always    online   Lists ...
Example:
NPR Books   Links to interviews with authors, reviews,    many lists   Easy browsing   Nonfiction displayed by category...
Example:
Publisher’s Weekly   Notable because not afraid to give a poor    review   Provide reasons why item would help a    coll...
Example:
Additional Resources   NoveList   Various vendors (Baker and Taylor especially    helpful for nonfiction)   Bookpage
Works Cited:   Amazon. Web. http://www.amazon.com/ (Accessed 15 Oct 2012).   Booklist Online. Web. http://www.bookliston...
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Tools for Selecting Nonfiction for Public Library Collections

  1. 1. TOOLS FOR SELECTINGNONFICTION FORPUBLIC LIBRARYCOLLECTIONSKatie Midgley
  2. 2. Overview: List various resources available for use Outline each resource in detail Show example review Discuss positives and negatives of resource Briefly mention additional resources
  3. 3. Amazon Provides succinct summaries Includes editorial reviews and reader reviews ‘5 star’ rating system Easy to search individual titles Less suitable to browsing nonfiction in general
  4. 4. Example:
  5. 5. Booklist Short but powerful reviews done by ALA Each review shows awards, lists, similar titles Parts of resource free, others require subscription List of helpful blogs Newsletters, alerts
  6. 6. Example:
  7. 7. Kirkus Book Review Extremely browser friendly Nonfiction split into variety of categories Helpful lists ‘Kirkus star’ review system Single sentence summary at end of each review
  8. 8. Example:
  9. 9. Cont.
  10. 10. Library Journal Book Review Prepublication reviews for hundreds of nonfiction titles Collection development page Preview of upcoming nonfiction for the year Express reviews Each book ‘tagged’
  11. 11. Example:
  12. 12. New York Times Book Review Extensive & in depth reviews Available in print on Sundays and always online Lists with most popular, best sellers, etc. Ability to search reviews back to 1981
  13. 13. Example:
  14. 14. NPR Books Links to interviews with authors, reviews, many lists Easy browsing Nonfiction displayed by category Option to follow on twitter, subscribe to podcast, or text updates Excerpts from books available
  15. 15. Example:
  16. 16. Publisher’s Weekly Notable because not afraid to give a poor review Provide reasons why item would help a collection or not Book reviews in addition to information on authors, news, etc. Online and print.
  17. 17. Example:
  18. 18. Additional Resources NoveList Various vendors (Baker and Taylor especially helpful for nonfiction) Bookpage
  19. 19. Works Cited: Amazon. Web. http://www.amazon.com/ (Accessed 15 Oct 2012). Booklist Online. Web. http://www.booklistonline.com/ Accessed 15 Oct 2012). Kirkus Reviews. Web. http://www.kirkusreviews.com/ (Accessed 15 Oct 2012). Library Journal Book Review. Web. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/ (Accessed 15 Oct 2012). New York Times Book Review. Web. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/ (Accessed 15 Oct 2012). NPR Books. Web. http://www.npr.org/books/ (Accessed 15 Oct 2012). Publisher’s Weekly. Web. http://www.publishersweekly.com/ (Accessed 15 October 2012).

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