Basic Skills: Resources for Librarians
Reader-centred concepts. Opening the Book
Reader's Advisory: Ohio Reference Excellence on the Web.
"Reader's Advisory: The Complete Spectrum," by Mary Chelton and Duncan Smith
Handouts from A Focus on Fiction event from the New Jersey Regional Library Cooperatives.
Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library, 3d ed., by Joyce G.
Saricks. Chicago : American Library Association, 2005.
Your Brain on Fiction, By Duncan Smith
Readers' Advisory - Wikipedia
About Books - for Librarians
ARRT: Adult Reading Round Table
The Adult Reading Round Table of Illinois was founded in 1984 to
promote Readers Advisory service and fiction collections in public and
"an electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory
topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues,
booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to
librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's
Reviews and articles about books for adults, teens, and children.
Library Journal/School Library Journal Newsletters
Collections in Genre Studies: Romance Fiction 101,” by Neal Wyatt, Georgine Olson, Kristen Ramsdell,
Saricks, and Lynne Welch. Reference and User Services Quarterly v. 47 no. 2 (Winter 2007) p. 120-6.
The Reading List
Collection Development and Evaluation Section, Reference and User Services Association,
a Division of ALA.
About Books - for Readers
All About Romance
Awards and Nominations. Book Blogger Appreciation Week
A list of blogs about books.
Book Awards. Book Spot
Good example of a "book blog" from a public library.
Includes an "if you like" author
The Fiction Connection (through Nebraska Access)
Good Reads - Fiction Downers Grove [IL] Public Library
Nancy Pearl Official Website
New York Times Books
Overbooked: a Resource for Readers
"Overbooked specializes in providing timely information about fiction (all
genres) and readable nonfiction. Overbooked has been online since 1994."
From the Montgomery County [MD] Public Libraries. "A brand new virtual meeting place for books and readers,
the Readers' Cafe serves a menu of: reading suggestions, author profiles, resources for your book group, [and] online book
discussions and more."
The Reader's Robot
From the Thompson Nicola Regional District Library System, Kamloops, B.C.,
Canada. A searchable database of almost 4500 books in 21 genres. Search by "appeal"
to find books. Readers submit reviews for consideration.
From the New York Times Bestsellers lists.
Reader's Advisory Websites. Goffstown [NH] Public Library
Classifies books on a scale by characteristics
such as happy/sad, conventional/weird, or short/long. "Whichbook starts from the reader and enables each individual to build the
elements of that elusive 'good read' we are all looking for but don't quite know
how to define."
USA Today Best-Selling Books Database
The 7 Best Book Review Podcasts and Shows To Discover New Books
Books in a Series
From the Children's Department of the Monroe County [IN] Public Library.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Books in Series. Nebraska Library Commission.
Database searchable by author, book title or series title.
Series and sequels Los Angeles Public Library
From the Kent District Library, Kent County, MI.
"Helps you search adult fiction in series. A 'series' is two or more books
linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits."
Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
From the Bettendorf [IA] Public Library. Lists series by author or series title.
"Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see
everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what
you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Don't stop there - join a discussion group,
start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing."
Provides an online utility which catalogs personal libraries, and offers to
share with other readers with similar tastes.
"Reader's Circle is an online directory for book clubs, reading groups, and
literary salons of all kinds."
From the Book Report Network. Provides reading group guides to about 2000 titles.
Stalking the Wild Appeal Factor: Readers' Advisory and Social Networking Sites
On! at Your Book Discussions," by Alan Jacobson. American
Libraries, Posted Tue, 07/06/2010.
Not Duty: Reading and Libraries, by S Simsova. Australasian Public Libraries
and Information Services v. 21 no. 3 (September 2008) p. 109-14
To Read or Not To Read.
National Endowment for the Arts
Family Reading Time
Pleasure Its Due: Collection Promotion and Readers'
Advisory in Academic Libraries, by R. Smith. The Journal of Academic Librarianship v. 34 no.
6 (November 2008) p. 520-6
Ebooks and Libraries: A Stream of Concerns
Reader Library Sony.