Building on a Firm Foundation: Readers' Advisory over the Next Twenty-Five Years

Trott, Barry
December 2008
Reference & User Services Quarterly;Winter2008, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p132
Academic Journal
The article explores advances in readers' advisory services in U.S. public libraries. It discusses format-based readers' advisory, particularly focus on genre fiction, narrative nonfiction, and audiobooks. Possible advisory services for film and music are examined. Services for non-English speakers, readers' advisory services in academic libraries, and the influence of Library 2.0 are also explored. The article also discusses ways of reaching potential users of readers' advisory services and of quantifying and evaluating services offered.


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