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Beyond Readers' Advisory

OLC 2014 North and Central/Southeast Chapter Conferences
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Jen Downing

on 1 May 2014

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Transcript of Beyond Readers' Advisory

Take your advisory skills to infinity and beyond!
People are using library materials for reading, listening, watching, and playing.
Pacing
Reading Maps
Useful for VERY popular materials

Use the different topics of one book to promote multiple sections of your collection

Check out "Reading Maps Made Easy" by Becky Spratford and Christi Hawn at http://bit.ly/1jgiFE5
Let's Play a Game...
Beyond Readers' Advisory
Administrator of Branch Services
Mansfield Richland County Public Library
Reading Maps
Spratford and Hawn suggest the following:

Choose a book/series with enough depth
Make a list of connections/topics
Gather info, check legitimate sources
Include basic info on reading map about the topics in the book
Create a website (ex: Google Sites) for the reading map

Blogs and NextReads/BookLetters is also good
Reading Maps
Example reading map from the article:
https://sites.google.com/site/themillenniumtrilogyrm/
Apply RA skills to these formats!
HOW?
Chris May
Jen Downing
Storyline
Tone
Style
Out of this World Resources to help with any Advisory Adventure:
Jinni
Tastekid
Songza
Spotify
Amazon
Outreach Librarian
Upper Arlington Public Library
Thanks!
Chris: cmay@mrcpl.org
Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library
By Joyce G. Saricks
Jen: jdowning@ualibrary.org

“We have found that most readers are usually not looking for a book on a certain subject. They want a book with a particular feel.”

Reading Maps
Don't forget programs!
Use What You Purchase
Turn it into...
http://www.nextreads.com/User/Newsletters_ViewNewsletter.aspx?D=Newsletters&NewsletterID=448705&Format=HTML
For example...
YOUR
Questions?
Characterization
“Appeal is what takes us - and readers - beyond mere subjects and plotlines.”
- J. Saricks
Witty. Funny. Fast Paced. Coming of Age. Friendship.
Appeals: Friendship, writers, identity issues, love,
New York, Sri Lanka, travel, clever wordplay, coming-of-age
Joyce Saricks,
Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library
Appeals: Comedy, romance, 1990s, Y2K, upbeat, quirky, witty, engaging, alternating points of view, Nebraska, epistolary, news office,
friendship, music
Engaging. Emotional. Frustrating. Artists/Writers. Realistic.
Bleak. Dark. Gruesome. Compelling. Character Driven.
Novelist
Goodreads
Six Degrees by Sarah Statz Cords
http://www.readersadvisoronline.com/ranews/mar2007/cords.html
Tales from the RAT Queen
http://ratqueentales.blogspot.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon
Turn
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Musicovery
Metacritic
Get the Prezi:
http://prezi.com/xctvh0bbt2fx/beyond-readers-advisory/
Bleak, secret identity, urban, superhero, serious, suspenseful
One More!
http://www.jinni.com/tv/breaking-bad/
http://support.ebsco.com//help/?int=novp&ver=live&lang=en&feature_id=AdultAppeal
http://musicovery.com/
http://www.tastekid.com/
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