Library Journal, in partnership with NoveList and with support from RUSA/CODES, LibraryReads, and ARRT, is conducting a study to learn more about the role of readers’ advisory (RA) in public libraries. What types of RA services do you provide for the community and how important is RA to the mission of your library? Please click on the link below to take our survey.
Respondents will have the opportunity to receive a summary of the overall results and be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa electronic gift card. The survey is estimated to take approximately ten minutes to answer. The results will be the basis of a feature article in an upcoming issue of LJ.
The deadline to respond is March 21. If you have questions about this survey, please direct them to LJ’s research manager, Laura Girmscheid: email@example.com.
ARRT ILA Award
Do you know a library that is doing great things in Readers Advisory? Nominate them for an ILA Award! The deadline is May 15. Get all the details here: http://ow.ly/tlcL50DLBSs
Socially Distanced Reader's Advisory and Programs
Struggling to provide reader's advisory virtually? Zoomed out or not getting the attendance numbers you'd like? Hear from a panel of librarians about the ways they have continued to offer bibliographies, book talks, author visits, personalized recommendations, and more, all while unable to interact with patrons in-person. Come away with ready-made program and service ideas for reaching readers where they are and ask questions about struggles with virtual engagement.