Download or read book Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory PDF or another Format written by Michael Sullivan and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2010 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a readers' advisory guide that focuses on boy-friendly categories of genre fiction and nonfiction, and includes information on how to conduct a readers' advisory interview.
Download or read book Serving Teens Through Readers' Advisory PDF or another Format written by Heather Booth and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2007-01 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to help readers' advisors serve teens offers techniques to connect with teens on their own terms, provides tips on creating a positive advisory experience, and includes "sure bets" lists, thematic reading lists, and sources of reviews.
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Handbook PDF or another Format written by Jessica E. Moyer and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2010-03-22 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents guidelines to creating readers' advisory lists for every level of reader in any genre, including such information as how to gain familiarity with one's collection, how to create and market booklists, and how to organize related programs.
Download or read book The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction PDF or another Format written by Jennifer S. Baker and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends PDF or another Format written by Megan M. McArdle and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don’t neatly fit into any categoriesOffers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blendsShows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titlesIncludes “Blend MVPs,” a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers’ advisors and those whom they serve.
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror PDF or another Format written by Becky Siegel Spratford and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2012-01 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery PDF or another Format written by John Charles and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2012 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.
Author : Neal Wyatt
Publisher : American Library Association
Release Date : 2019-07-03
ISBN 10 : 9780838917817
Pages : 344 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (838 users)
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition PDF or another Format written by Neal Wyatt and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.
Author : Jessica E. Moyer
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2016-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781440838477
Pages : 182 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Crossover Readers' Advisory: Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction PDF or another Format written by Jessica E. Moyer and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-10-31 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more. • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats
Download or read book Conducting the Reference Interview, Third Edition PDF or another Format written by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the latest research in communication theory but tailored specifically for real-world application, this updated manual speaks equally to the needs of students preparing to enter the profession and those who are already fielding reference inquiries. The authors, working in consultation with a stellar advisory board of scholars and practitioners, present a convenient and comprehensive resource that will teach you how to understand the needs of public, academic, and special library users across any virtual setting—including email, text messaging, and social media—as well as in traditional and face-to-face models of communication. Packed with exercises and examples to help you practice effective reference transactions and avoid common pitfalls, this book tackles the fundamentals of the reference interview, from why it’s important in the first place to methods for setting the stage for a successful interview and techniques for finding out what the library user really wants to know; covers the ins and outs of the readers’ advisory interview; examines a wide range of contexts, such as children, young adults, parents, seniors, adults from diverse communities, and those with disabilities; presents case studies of innovative reference and user encounters at a variety of libraries; offers updated coverage of virtual reference, including new research, virtual reality transcripts, and a look at crowd-sourcing reference via social media; features new content on common microaggressions, with guidance on how to use awareness of emotion as a factor in reference interactions to ensure better outcomes; discusses topics such as respecting/protecting privacy, overcoming assumptions, implicit judgment, the importance of context, determining the real information need, and many other lessons learned from challenging reference encounters; and thoroughly addresses policy and training procedures, as well as the unique challenges faced by paraprofessionals and non-degreed staff. Find your bearings in the continually evolving hybrid reference environment through proven strategies, advice, exercises, and research from three experts in the field.
Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature PDF or another Format written by Vanessa Irvin Morris and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2012 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information about the genre of urban fiction, including its appeal to readers, its characteristics and structural elements, its history, and readers' advisory and collection development strategies for librarians.
Download or read book Library and Information Science PDF or another Format written by Michael F. Bemis and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.
Author : Jack O'Gorman
Publisher : American Library Association
Release Date : 2014-02-25
ISBN 10 : 9780838912126
Pages : 312 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (838 users)
Download or read book Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition PDF or another Format written by Jack O'Gorman and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
Download or read book Crash Course in Readers' Advisory PDF or another Format written by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the key services librarians provide is helping readers find books they'll enjoy. This "crash course" will furnish you with the basic, practical information you need to excel at readers' advisory (RA) for adults and teens. • Serves as a practical, down-to-earth, all-in-one introduction to a subject that is essential for librarians working in the field • Summarizes the best practices of readers' advisory service and the best tools for readers' advisors • Introduces tools for identifying read-alikes and discusses new trends and approaches in readers' advisory • Includes lists of the best sources for further reading for those who wish to delve more deeply into a subject • Can serve as a text or manual for in-service training or be used as supplementary reading in LIS courses
Download or read book Young Adults Deserve the Best PDF or another Format written by Sarah Flowers and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2011 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains how young adult librarians can utilize core competencies to improve teen services.
Download or read book Listening to the Voices of Boys PDF or another Format written by Krista Griffin and published by IAP. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Motivation to engage in reading is a consistent problem for students in general and boys in particular. To solve this problem, we often seek answers from everyone but those we are hoping to motivate. We read the latest article on motivation and think we have finally come up with the recipe that will motivate all of the boys in our class. When it doesn’t work for everyone, we go back to the drawing board and try something else until we finally understand that all boys are motivated by different things. That is the basis of this book: nothing will work for ALL boys, but there are ways to equip teachers to find out how the boys in their classes are motivated. It provides them with a direction to go once they’ve established the needs of their students and offers suggestions for how to meet individual motivational needs. Each chapter addresses a different motivational need, providing background information and practical classroom applications.
Author : Kay Bishop
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release Date : 2012-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9781610693721
Pages : 263 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (61 users)
Download or read book The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Practices, 5th Edition PDF or another Format written by Kay Bishop and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2012-12-10 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multiformat collections. • Additional readings of current articles and helpful websites at the end of each chapter • An appendix containing a comprehensive listing of annotated resources • Sample forms for collection development policies and procedures