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Brain Snack: Selection Tips & Tricks for Adult Collections . December 12, 2008 Jean Anderson, SCLS. Typical Selection Tools. Booklist Library Journal Publishers Weekly http://www.scls.info/ce/index.html Bookmarks http://www.bookmarksmagazine.com/. Newspapers & Magazines.

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Typical Selection Tools

  • Booklist

  • Library Journal

  • Publishers Weekly

    • http://www.scls.info/ce/index.html

  • Bookmarks

    • http://www.bookmarksmagazine.com/


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Newspapers & Magazines

  • Your local paper

  • People, NYT, Wall Street Journal

  • Oprah, Better Homes & Gardens

  • And many more!


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Databases

  • NoveList

    • An excellent RA tool

    • Has Book Club information

    • Review source, too

  • EBSCO and ProQuest

    • Create an alert for book reviews or journals

    • http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?faq=1286

    • http://proquest.umi.com/i-std/en/lcd/alerts/alerts.htm


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Blogs and Web sites

  • LibraryThing

  • Amazon

  • Publisher’s sites

  • Genre web sites – just a sample

    • The Mystery Reader

    • The Romance Reader

    • The SF Site

    • Western Authors


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Bibliographies

  • Make Mine a Mystery

  • Read on… Fantasy Fiction

    • many others in this series

  • Book Lust and More Book Lust

  • Fiction Catalog

  • Public Library Catalog

  • All available from SCLS Professional Collection


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“Best” and Best Seller Lists

  • RUSA Notable Books List

  • RUSA: The Reading List

  • Publishers Weekly

  • Amazon Top Sellers

  • Many other year end lists from various sources

  • Don’t Miss Lists (on LINKcat)


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And More!

  • Prize winners

    • Pulitzer, Booker, National Book Award

  • Customer or Patron requests

    • Do you have a way for your patrons to request books?

  • Book clubs and reading guides

    • Reading Group Guides

    • Reading Group Choices

    • Oprah

    • Your local book clubs – what are they reading?


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Keeping up

  • Baker & Taylor

    • Automatically Yours (for Fiction)

    • Continuation Services (for Nonfiction)

  • Standing Orders

  • Catalogs – only keep those you really use and toss the rest


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Blogs

  • Madison Public Library blogs & more

    • MADreads

    • BookLetters

    • http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/booklists/index.html

  • EarlyWord – the Publisher/Librarian Connection

  • The Tech Static


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And more blogs

  • Bookreporter.com

    • The blog from ReadingGroupGuides.com

  • Book club girl

  • Reader’s Advisor Online

  • Any others to add to the list?


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Tips

  • Read, read, read

  • Talk, talk, talk

  • Read out of your comfort zone

  • Subscribe to some blogs

    • It will save you time in the long run

    • Coming in January – program on using a blog reader and subscribing to them


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What tips & tricks to you have?

  • How do you keep up?

  • What sources to you regularly use?

  • Do you have standing orders or an automatic shipping plan?

  • Simplify your ordering process

    • Track an order from start to finish and see how the process can be simplified or changed


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Thanks!

Contact me with any questions!

[email protected]

608-246-5613


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