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Archive for the 'Readers’ Advisory' Category

Fri, August 10th, 2007
Secrets of the Readers’ Advisors: Revealed!
Posted by: Kaite

I think we’ve been outed. Pierre Bayard has blatantly stated what we librarians only whisper to each other in dark corners of conferences, confess in encrypted emails to our closest pals, grudgingly admit over the fourth or fifth bookardi and cola at Librarian’s Anonymous meetings. We haven’t read everything. In his soon-to-be published treatise, How […]


Thu, August 9th, 2007
Havoc Wreaked–Cheap
Posted by: Kaite

Di Herald’s kick-ass readalike on Kick Ass Heroines┬áreminded me of why I wanted to play striker for Manchester United and use a meter maid for goal practice this morning.┬áI wasn’t parked more than ten minutes! It wasn’t even 8 a.m.! And she saw me coming to move my car! But the more I think about […]


Wed, August 8th, 2007
Well, sometimes we think we can
Posted by: Neal

There must be something in the water. Like Katie, I have been thinking about book jackets, prompted by the work of Joyce Saricks. Joyce is Booklist’s readers’ advisory (RA) columnist (see At Leisure with Joyce Saricks). She recently wrote a column on book jackets which outlines how useful jacket art and text can be when […]





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