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The Readers' Advisor's Companion

Kenneth D. Shearer

Some of the most noted authorities, outspoken advocates, and stellar practitioners have come together to offer you their insights and ideas on readers' advisory services. Through 16 timely articles, luminaries Joyce Saricks, Duncan Smith, Wyane Wiegand, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, and others cover such topics as keeping teens reading, readers' advisory for recreational nonfiction, capitalizing on today's best readers' advisory tools, and recent research findings. An essential read for RA practitioners, this volume will also be of interest to faculty and students of library and information science.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publish Date: Jan 9th, 2002
  • Pages: 303
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.30in - 6.26in - 0.83in - 1.22lb
  • EAN: 9781563088803
  • Categories: ReferenceLibrary & Information Science - General

About the Author

KENNETH D. SHEARER is Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, North Carolina Central University, Durham.

ROBERT BURGIN is Professor and Assistant State Librarian for Information Technology, State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh.

Praise for this book

"Fascinating details are given ... illustrates that high-quality readers' advisory service is vital to satisfying and successful library customer experiences. It can serve as a justification for required readers' advisory components in a library studies curriculum, a textbook for graduate level courses in reader advisory, a handbook for library practitioners to improve knowledge and services, and a helpful resource for anyone curious about the value, purpose, and promotion of reading for all ages and interests."-VOYA
"Take my advice: Get this! ... Highly recommended for public libraries wanting to serve their readers better and as a text for the readers' advisory instruction so badly needed in our once and future library schools."-Library Journal
?Take my advice: Get this! ... Highly recommended for public libraries wanting to serve their readers better and as a text for the readers' advisory instruction so badly needed in our once and future library schools.?-Library Journal
?Fascinating details are given ... illustrates that high-quality readers' advisory service is vital to satisfying and successful library customer experiences. It can serve as a justification for required readers' advisory components in a library studies curriculum, a textbook for graduate level courses in reader advisory, a handbook for library practitioners to improve knowledge and services, and a helpful resource for anyone curious about the value, purpose, and promotion of reading for all ages and interests.?-VOYA
"Take my advice: Get this!...Highly recommended for public libraries wanting to serve their readers better and as a text for the readers' advisory instruction so badly needed in our once and future library schools."-Library Journal