The Readers Advisor s Companion

... fiction reading is in need of new tools that move beyond standards such as Fiction Catalog and The Readers ' Adviser to ... Multicultural Literature , New Press Guide to Multicultural Resources for Young Readers , and Diversity and ...

The Readers  Advisor s Companion

Offers insights and ideas on readers' advisory services.

Readers Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries 1870 2005

Often, patrons were happy with the suggestions they received from the informal readers' advisor, but just as often this readers' advisor was confronted with “real reading problems” for which “special help” was called for.

Readers  Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries  1870 2005

Beginning in the early 1980s, readers' advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries. By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers' advisory service. The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons. This book provides a critical history of readers' advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service. The book analyzes the debate that shaped readers' advisory and discusses how the service has assumed its present form. The study follows readers' advisory through its three prominent stages of development, beginning with the period 1870 to 1916, when the service was still a subject of much crucial debate about its meaning and purpose. During the second phase (1917 to 1962), readers' advisory systematically committed itself to meaningful adult education through serious and purposeful reading. The book argues, however, that during the most recent phase of readers' advisory, from 1963 until the present, contemporary public libraries have turned their backs on the rich heritage of readers' advisory services by valorizing the reading of entertainment-oriented and commodified genre titles and bestsellers. Historical analysis, case studies and statistical charts augment the book's central argument.

The Reader s Adviser English Literature

THE R. R. BOWKER COMPANY is pleased that Barnes & Noble is reprinting in paperbound form the sections on English Literature ( including a selection of Commonwealth authors ) from the eleventh edition of " The Reader's Adviser .

The Reader s Adviser  English Literature


The Reader s Adviser

... Books and the Teen - Age Reader : A Guide for Teachers , Librarians and Parents ” ( Harper 1967 $ 3.95 ; Bantam pap . ... printed on one fold - over sheet , of special interest to users of this volume of “ The Reader's Adviser ” is ...

The Reader s Adviser


The Reader s Adviser

The whole point of literature , on the other hand , is to create exactly this endless stream of reading , re - reading ... BOOKS BY DE MAN Allegories of Reading . ... In addition to poetry , Dickey is the author of 966 THE READER'S ADVISER.

The Reader s Adviser

Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

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

Jennie Flexner, '' The Readers' Adviser,'' Journal of Adult Education 2 (1930): 76– 80; '' Tools for the Readers' Adviser,'' Adult Education & the Library 5 (1930): 3–11; '' The Readers' Adviser Meets the College Graduate,'' ALA ...

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

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

Encyclopedia of Library History

Reorganization of large public libraries into subject departments tended to decrease emphasis on the role of the readers' adviser. By the 1950s the term "readers' guidance"replaced "readers' adviser," reflecting a shift in emphasis and ...

Encyclopedia of Library History

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

School Life

Participants repreReaders ' Adviser's Service to local business concerns and gives sented high - school students ... according to its annual report of readers ' adviser , New York Public bibliography entitled “ Building a Business ...

School Life


Readers Reading and Librarians

(The name is changed to The Reader's Adviser. The 14th edition was published in 1994 by Reed/Bowker.) Today the choice is circular in that selection is based on what is most likely to be found in a library, not only in a bookstore.

Readers  Reading  and Librarians

This vital book reaffirms librarians’enthusiasm for books and readers in the midst of the evolution of libraries-from reading centers to information centers where librarians are now Web masters, information scientists, and media experts. Readers, Reading, and Librarians explores the future of the book as a medium. With nearly two hundred open-ended interviews with readers who read for pleasure, this book looks at how and why they choose or reject certain books. Readers, Reading, and Librarians examines: reasons for the current decline in pleasure reading the need for librarians to sponsor book groups the current focus on “electronic wonders” balancing the missions of acting as an advisory service for readers and maintaining your library's technological services and much more!

Readers Advisers at Work

a rian's office ; 7 still have the readers ' adviser's desk ; others use the information desk , reference desk , or librarian's desk . A growing number take the reader to any spot in the library that happens to be the most peaceful at ...

Readers  Advisers at Work


Reader s Adviser and Bookman s Manual

... a consultant to the office of technical services of the U. S. Department of Commerce and a research engineer for the Washington ... I have always acted on the belief that my readers will be interested if the story is well told .

Reader s Adviser and Bookman s Manual


Modern Radiant Readers

T CHIEF ADVISER : CHIEF ADVISER : Both the WEAVERS ( together ) : Thank you , Your Excellency . have been working . But we need some more silk and gold thread to complete the work , and some more jewels to sew into His Majesty's new ...

Modern Radiant Readers


Reference and Information Services

“The role of the readers' adviser is to help narrow down choices to a manageable number of suggestions that match the reader's stated interest and tastes.” 53 It is beyond the scope of this chapter to discuss resources for assisting ...

Reference and Information Services

Part I. Concepts and Processes, History and functions of reference service: Ethical aspects of reference service; The reference interview; Organization of information and search strategies; Electronic resources for reference; Understanding electronic information systems for reference; Access-related reference services; Instruction; Training and continual learning for reference staff; Evaluation of reference services; Organizing and delivering reference and information services; Reference services for specific populations. -- Part II. Information Sources and their Use: Selection and evaluation of reference sources: Directories; Almanacs, yearbooks and handbooks; Biographical sources; Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Geographical sources; Bibliographic sources; Index and abstracts; Government information and statistics sources.

Reader s Digest Consumer Adviser

GYD CONSUMER ADVISER TX 335 .R381 1989 Edited by Maxwell Associates with the editors of The Reader's Digest Association , Inc. Editor James A. Maxwell Senior Staff Editor Nancy E. Gross Senior Editors Peter M. Chaitin Lynne Rogers ...

Reader s Digest Consumer Adviser

A comprehensive consumer's handbook encompasses up-to-date strategies for saving money, time, and effort through the informed purchase of goods and services, from groceries to real estate

Executive offices public schools vocational rehabilitation corporation counsel fire department civil defense outside witnesses 1963 949 p

In addition to the duties usually carried by readers ' advisers in the other subject divisions , whose in the Music ... To stay current , it is estimated that cataloging would require roughly 20 hours a week of each adviser's time .

Executive offices  public schools  vocational rehabilitation  corporation counsel  fire department  civil defense  outside witnesses  1963  949 p


The Secret of Natural Readers

Reportedly , these children had learned to read by themselves and were regarded by my adviser and their parents to be unusually precocious . Having raised two early readers myself , bright kids , albeit not uncommonly gifted , I was ...

The Secret of Natural Readers

Provides an approach to preschool literacy based on the actual reading development and achivement of capable preschool readers who were never formally taught to read. Parent participation is one key to their success.

The Communicative Advanced Radiant Readers Book 4

CHIEF ADVISER : 0000 SECOND WEAVER : ( pointing to the loom and pretending to handle the cloth they were supposed to be weaving ) Don't you like the pattern , Sir ? The circles and the flowing lines are good , aren't they ?

The Communicative Advanced Radiant Readers Book 4


Library Assistance to Readers

Where the library also has a separate house telephone , an extension should be made for the Readers ' Adviser . Facing the public should be a notice inviting readers to make use of the advisory service , and the Adviser's name should be ...

Library Assistance to Readers


District of Columbia Appropriations for 1972

We are asking for one GS - 9 readers adviser for the General Reference - Information Division . This division serves as coordinating agency for questions and services not falling within the subject area of a particular subject division ...

District of Columbia Appropriations for 1972