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Research-Based Readers' Advisory
Jessica E. Moyer
Item Number: 978-0-8389-0959-1
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $57.00
 
 
 
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312 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-0959-1
Year Published: 2008
In recent years, many excellent research projects on topics related to readers’ advisory services have been published. Yet keeping up with the latest research findings is a challenge for many readers’ advisors.

Written by RA expert Jessica Moyer with contributions from leading RA luminaries, Research-Based Readers’ Advisory approaches research from two vantage points: the Research Review provides an expert overview of new research, and the Librarian’s View, written by RA experts, discusses practical issues. Written in straightforward terms, this one-stop guidebook

  • Provides an easily accessible resource for reviewing everyday interactions with readers
  • Includes real-world examples of RA changes based on the results of research
  • Gives pointers for further research through reference lists at the end of each chapter
  • Offers extensive coverage on a wide range of topics, including bookgroups and audiovisual readers’ advisory, as well as collection development and management

    Librarians and staff doing readers’ advisory and LIS students can become better acquainted with readers’ advisory research using the guidance offered here. This book also serves as useful background for readers’ advisory training programs and continuing education in library systems.

    For additional resources, please visit the author's website.
    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    1    Readers’ Advisory Services: The State of the Practice, by Joyce Saricks and Barry Trott
    2    Adult Readers
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Jane Jorgenson
    3    Nonfiction Readers and Nonfiction Advisory
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Sarah Statz Cords
    4    Audiovisual Advisory
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Kaite Mediatore Stover
    5    Children and Young Adult Readers and Readers’ Advisory
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Youth Ser¬vices Librarian’s View, by Amanda Blau
    Young Adult Librarian’s View, by Heather Booth
    6    Book Groups
    Research Review, by Joan Bessman Taylor
    Librarian’s View, by Andrew Smith
    7    Romance and Genre Readers
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Katie Dunneback
    8    Readers’ Advisory Interview
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by David Wright
    9    Tools for Readers’ Advisors
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Mary Wilkes Towner
    10    Cataloging, Classification, and Browsing
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Nanette Wargo Donohue
    11    Collection Development and Collection Management
    Research Review, by Jessica E. Moyer
    Librarian’s View, by Cynthia Orr
    12    The Future of Readers’ Advisory, by Neil Hollands and Jessica E. Moyer
    Index
    About the Author
    Jessica E. Moyer is currently a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction of adolescent literacy education at the University of Minnesota. She conducted her original research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has written for library journals, including Reference and User Services Quarterly. Her guest authors include Joyce Saricks, Barry Trott, and Cynthia Orr.
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