Category Archives: Readers’ Advisory

What better place to get gift suggestions?

Staff at Skokie Public Library came up with a last-minute idea to help people with last-minute holiday shopping, and the library launched GiftMatch earlier this week. An extension of the library’s existing BookMatch readers’ advisory service, GiftMatch invites visitors to … Continue reading

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At the Hairdresser’s, Contemplating Readers’ Advisory

I love talking to people about what they’re reading.  I always apologetically preface my questions by explaining that I’m a librarian because I don’t think folks frequently talk about what they’re reading.  Lately, the service man who came to fix … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: The Push and the Pull

I have been thinking a great deal about readers advisory (RA) and how it relates to circulation. Even though we in “Library Land” know the libraries do so much more than recommend great books, I think we sometimes forget how … Continue reading

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