The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 083891165X
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction written by Jennifer S. Baker and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 083891781X
Pages : 344 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Third Edition written by Neal Wyatt and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838909892
Pages : 387 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction written by Joyce G. Saricks and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a reference guide to genre fiction, categorizing the literature into fifteen different genres, along with recommendations for the most representative titles and authors that can be found in each group.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838912567
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends written by Megan M. McArdle and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don’t neatly fit into any categoriesOffers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blendsShows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titlesIncludes “Blend MVPs,” a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers’ advisors and those whom they serve.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838912125
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition written by Jack O'Gorman and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Crash Course in Readers' Advisory

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610698266
Pages : 173 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (61 users)

Download or read book Crash Course in Readers' Advisory written by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the key services librarians provide is helping readers find books they'll enjoy. This "crash course" will furnish you with the basic, practical information you need to excel at readers' advisory (RA) for adults and teens. • Serves as a practical, down-to-earth, all-in-one introduction to a subject that is essential for librarians working in the field • Summarizes the best practices of readers' advisory service and the best tools for readers' advisors • Introduces tools for identifying read-alikes and discusses new trends and approaches in readers' advisory • Includes lists of the best sources for further reading for those who wish to delve more deeply into a subject • Can serve as a text or manual for in-service training or be used as supplementary reading in LIS courses

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440836973
Pages : 894 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition written by Linda C. Smith and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-08-29 with total page 894 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 9780838908976
Pages : 226 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (98 users)

Download or read book Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library written by Joyce G. Saricks and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2005 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Library and Information Science

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838911854
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Library and Information Science written by Michael F. Bemis and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610697162
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (61 users)

Download or read book The Slow Book Revolution: Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond written by Meagan Lacy and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-09-24 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus libraries as well as public and high school libraries, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books. • Explains how you can address your users' growing needs for sustained reflection and authentic connection • Shows how leading and promoting the Slow Book movement adds new value to your library • Presents examples and advice that you can use and adapt to lead the Slow Book movement at your library • Shows ways in which academic, public, and school librarians can form partnerships for literacy outreach programs

Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440855773
Pages : 258 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Reading Still Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community written by Catherine Sheldrick Ross and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on scholarly research findings, this book presents a cogent case that librarians can use to work towards prioritization of reading in libraries and in schools. • Provides proof of the library's vital role in readers' lives, information that may be used to justify services and collections • Compiles current research on reading from diverse sources and presents it intuitively, saving librarians time and energy when searching for research findings • Offers a clear rationale for making pleasure reading a priority in libraries and in schools

Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442269537
Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries written by Donna L. Gilton and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-06-21 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Creating and Promoting Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries describes specific ways that public librarians and other professionals can promote lifelong learning by planning and implementing Information Literacy Instruction (ILI). This book includes chapters on planning for instruction, using teaching methods, teaching with and about technology, and combining elements of ILI with more traditional public library programs, services, and activities. It is the sequel to Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries: Principles, Programs, and People.

Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440872732
Pages : 259 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Teen Genreflecting: A Readers' Advisory and Collection Development Guide, 4th Edition written by Sarah Flowers and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2020-09-30 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teen Genreflecting serves as a guide to contemporary teen fiction, encompassing every genre and format, including graphic novels, scrapbook-formatted books, verse novels, historical fiction, speculative fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, and more. Teen literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing segments of the publishing world. Not only are teens continuing to read for pleasure, but many adults have discovered the joys of teen literature. As part of the Genreflecting Advisory Series, Teen Genreflecting provides librarians with a road map to the vibrant and diverse body of literature focusing on recent fiction for teens, organizing and describing some 1,300 titles, most published within the past ten years, along with perennial classics. The authors indicate where each title fits in the genre scheme; its subject matter, format, and general reading level; and any pertinent awards. They also provide advice on readers' advisory services to teens, descriptions of genres and subgenres, and lists of favorites for each genre. As with previous editions, this guide will prove invaluable to librarians building their teen collections and will help them assist teens in finding the books they love, no matter what genre. Helps librarians find the right book for their teen users Helps librarians develop current, diverse, and robust teen collections Provides libraries with a comprehensive list of recent teen fiction Provides students or professionals new to YA lit with a detailed overview of contemporary YA genre fiction

Historical Fiction II

Publisher : Genreflecting Advisory Series
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ISBN : 9781591586241
Pages : 738 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (586 users)

Download or read book Historical Fiction II written by Sarah L. Johnson and published by Genreflecting Advisory Series. This book was released on 2009 with total page 738 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents information about the current status of historical fiction, discussing publishing trends and reviewing important titles in such subcategories as traditional, romance, adventure, mystery, Western, alternative history, and fantasy.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610694619
Pages : 645 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (61 users)

Download or read book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition written by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 645 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles

Teen Genreflecting

Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 9781440872723
Pages : 200 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (872 users)

Download or read book Teen Genreflecting written by Sarah Flowers and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2020-07-31 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teen Genreflecting serves as a guide to contemporary teen fiction, encompassing every genre and format including graphic novels, scrapbook-formatted books, verse novels, historical fiction, speculative fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, and more. Teen literature is one of the most popular and quickly growing segments of the publishing world. Not only are teens continuing to read for pleasure, but many adults have discovered the joys of teen literature. As part of the Genreflecting Advisory Series, Teen Genreflecting provides librarians with a road map to the vibrant and diverse body of literature focusing on recent fiction for teens, organizing and describing some 1,300 titles, most published within the past ten years, along with perennial classics. The authors indicate where each title fits in the genre scheme; its subject matter, format, and general reading level; and any pertinent awards. They also provide advice on readers' advisory services to teens, descriptions of genres and subgenres, and lists of favorites for each genre. As with previous editions, this guide will prove invaluable to librarians building their teen collections and will help them assist teens in finding the books they love, no matter what genre. Helps librarians find the right book for their teen users Helps librarians develop current, diverse, and robust teen collections Provides libraries with a comprehensive list of recent teen fiction Provides students or professionals new to YA lit with a detailed overview of contemporary YA genre fiction

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440858489
Pages : 420 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition written by Diana Tixier Herald and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read