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Now Read this II

Now Read this II

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563088673

Category: Reference

Page: 324

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Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.

Crash Course in Readers' Advisory

Crash Course in Readers' Advisory

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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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

The Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet

The Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers

The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

Author: Meagan Lacy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus libraries as well as public and high school libraries, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books. • Explains how you can address your users' growing needs for sustained reflection and authentic connection • Shows how leading and promoting the Slow Book movement adds new value to your library • Presents examples and advice that you can use and adapt to lead the Slow Book movement at your library • Shows ways in which academic, public, and school librarians can form partnerships for literacy outreach programs

The American Public Library Handbook

The American Public Library Handbook

Author: Guy A. Marco

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591589105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 533

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This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition

Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694612

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 645

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

Author: Michael F. Bemis

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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.

Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005

Readers' Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870-2005

Author: Juris Dilevko

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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Beginning in the early 1980s, readers' advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries. By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers' advisory service. The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons. This book provides a critical history of readers' advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service. The book analyzes the debate that shaped readers' advisory and discusses how the service has assumed its present form. The study follows readers' advisory through its three prominent stages of development, beginning with the period 1870 to 1916, when the service was still a subject of much crucial debate about its meaning and purpose. During the second phase (1917 to 1962), readers' advisory systematically committed itself to meaningful adult education through serious and purposeful reading. The book argues, however, that during the most recent phase of readers' advisory, from 1963 until the present, contemporary public libraries have turned their backs on the rich heritage of readers' advisory services by valorizing the reading of entertainment-oriented and commodified genre titles and bestsellers. Historical analysis, case studies and statistical charts augment the book's central argument.

Acquisition in Different and Special Subject Areas

Acquisition in Different and Special Subject Areas

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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Learn how acquisitions librarians successfully serve specialized users! In this book, you’ll find profiles, methods, and processes for acquisitions in specialized subject areas, such as local and regional poetry, oceanography, educational information in electronic formats, popular fiction, regional and ethnic materials, and more. Seasoned acquisitions librarians share their experiences in gathering the hard-to-find materials their libraries’ highly specialized clients need to access. You’ll also examine issues surrounding the acquisition of new reference tools that are vital in today’s emerging electronic environment. With Acquisition in Different and Special Subject Areas, you’ll examine: methods of ferreting out local and regional poetry—from Daniel Veach, editor/publisher of the Atlanta Review the acquisition process in a specialized institution devoted to oceanography—from Elizabeth Cooksey of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography how to acquire regional and ethnic materials for your library collection a practical guide to the acquisition of material from an African country (based on the author’s experience in the West African nation of Benin) acquisition of Web-based educational materials acquisitions in the expanding area of popular fiction an acquisition librarian’s mission to the multilingual nation of India, where she assessed the acquisition possibilities for the new India Studies program at Indiana University Special libraries can exist in corners of large public or university libraries or they can be independent. They can be large and populated by hundreds of staff, or very small, staffed by one person. The defining characteristic of a special library is that its clientele is specialized. Acquisition in Different and Special Subject Areas brings together the voices of acquisitions librarians serving a wide variety of fields to guide you through the acquisitions process in their areas of concentration. It is a book that no budding or experienced acquisitions librarian should be without!

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

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This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

Author: Carol Alabaster

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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Presents guidelines to developing a high-quality core library collection, and includes discussions on the philosophy behind core collections, strategies for their implementation, and lists containing selection criteria.

Book Lust

Book Lust

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570616594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.