Few Good Books Using Contemporary Readers' Advisory Strategies to Connect Readers with Books

ISBN-10: 155570669X

ISBN-13: 9781555706692

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stephanie L. Maatta

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Meet the changing needs of the contemporary reader with this current and comprehensive new readers' advisory resource. A Few Good Books will help you build a solid foundation in the theory and practice of readers' advisory and learn how exciting new Library 2.0 technologies, including tags, clouds, e-books virtual RA, and other digital formats will enhance your programs. A uniquely helpful section on RA for readers with disabilities, patrons who are non-native speakers of English, and adult new readers will enable your RA for under-served populations. There are strategies and tools for working directly with readers and keeping current about books and authors, along with detailed coverage across a variety of book genres including: * popular fiction * literary fiction * adventure, suspense, thrillers, and mysteries * science fiction, fantasy, and horror * topical fiction Each genre is accompanied by a sample book list, and additional chapters titled List Culture, Book Awards & Award Winning Books, Books Clubs Old & New, Reading Events - A Celebration of Reading, Books and Authors, and Reflections on the Future of Reading and Readers' Advisory comprise an important guide to developing a comprehensive understanding of reader interests and needs. Maatta also includes real-life examples of successful RA transactions, sample scripts, and extensive appendices with important print and electronic resources. A Few Good Books will empower you with everything you'll need to serve your readers with their own definition of a "good read."
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
On Readers and Reading
From Cuneiform to Kindle
Introduction
Evidence of Reading
Reading in the New Millennium
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
History and Context of Readers' Advisory in the Library
Defining Readers' Advisory
Historical Overview and Development of Readers' Advisory
Readers' Advisory in a Multimedia World
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
The Role of the Reader and the Act of Reading
The Reader
The Process of Reading
The Purposes of Reading
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Reaching the Contemporary Reader
Tags, Clouds, and Participatory Readers' Advisory Services
Very Brief Overview of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0
Library 2.0 Toolbox
The Social Side of Library 2.0
Getting Started with Library 2.0
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Reading Electronically through Sight and Sound
Evolution of Reading Technologies beyond the Book
Hearing, Seeing, Reading: Alternative Forms of the Book
Electronic Books (E-books)
Electronic Books in the Library Setting
What Is a Book?
Works Consulted
Further Reading
The Art and Science of Readers' Advisory
Beyond the General Reference Interview
The Readers' Advisory Conversation
Strategies and Resources for Successful Readers' Advisory Activities
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Knowing a Few Good Books
Reconnaissance and the Book Buzz
Books in Alternative Formats
Book Covers, Book Blurbs, and Readers' Reviews
Promoting and Marketing RA Services
A Few Other Strategies to Reach Readers
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Reading in the Genres
Defining Fiction
Reading Choices
The Genres According to Readers' Advisory
General Strategies for Discovering Genre Fiction
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Adventure, Suspense, Thrillers, and Mysteries
An Introduction to Adventure
An Introduction to Suspense and Thrillers
Mysteries and Crime Fiction
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
An Introduction to Science Fiction or Speculative Fiction
An Introduction to Fantasy
An Introduction to Horror
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Romance, Historical Fiction, and Westerns
An Introduction to Romance Fiction
An Introduction to Historical Fiction
An Introduction to Westerns
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Merging, Emerging, and Re-emerging Genres
Women's Fiction and Chick Lit
Serving a Multicultural Community
Finding Multicultural Fiction
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Readers' Advisory Services for Special Populations
Setting the Stage
The Role of the Readers' Advisor
Serving Adult New Readers and ESL Learners
Reading Mentors
Readers' Advisory Services for Patrons with Disabilities
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Notate Bene
List Culture
Overview of List Culture
Inside the Bestsellers Lists
Genre Lists and Professional Associations
100 Books to Read Before You Die, or Canonical Literature
Automation, Algorithms, and Recommendations
Booklists and Social Networking Utilities
Publishing House Resources
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Book Awards and Award-Winning Books
The Major Literary Awards
Industry and Library Association Awards
The Genre Awards
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Reading Groups Old and New
Traditional Book Discussion Groups
Broadcast Media and Talk Show Book Clubs
Online Book Discussion Groups
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Reading Events-A Celebration of Reading, Books, and Authors
Center for the Book
Book Festivals and Fairs
Community-wide Reading Programs
Other Resources and Venues for Reading Events
Online Resources for Connecting Readers, Books, and Authors
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Further Reading
Reflections on the Future of Reading and Readers' Advisory
Book as Form or Book as Content?
Genre Blending, Bending, and Sliding
Reading in a Diverse Community
Readers' Advisory Services in a 2.0 World
Reaching the Reader
Conclusion
Works Consulted
Reference Resources for the Genres
Bestsellers Books and Reading Lists
Statewide Adult Book Awards
Resources for Book Discussion Groups
Author, Series, and Title Index
Subject Index
About the Author and Contributors
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