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  1. Readers Advisoryon the Run Carolyn Petersen, Washington State LibraryAssociation for Rural and Small Libraries Conference September 2013

  2. Who am I?

  3. The library job interview Why do I want to work in a library? It’s such a peaceful place. I’m sure you have plenty of time to read all those lovely books.

  4. So many books… so little time

  5. Websites

  6. Good Reads

  7. Amazon

  8. New York Times

  9. Publishers Weekly

  10. Genre Awards

  11. Christian • June • Christy Award - www.christyawards.com/ca_new

  12. Horror • March • Bram Stoker Award - www.horror.org/stokers.htm

  13. Literary • January • National Book Critics Circle Award - bookcritics.org/awards • April • Pulitzer Prize - www.pulitzer.org • October • Man Booker Prize – www.themanbookerprize.com • November • National Book Award - nationalbook.org

  14. Mystery • May • Agatha Award - malicedomestic.org/agathaawards.html • Edgar Award - theedgars.com • September • Macavity Award - mysteryreaders.org/macavity.html • Shamus Award - thrillingdetective.com/trivia/triv72.html • November • Anthony Award - bouchercon.info/nominees.html

  15. Popular Vote • December • Goodreads Choice Award - goodreads.com/choiceawards

  16. Romance • July • RITA Award - rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=528

  17. Speculative • May • Nebula Award - sfwa.org/nebula-awards • September • Hugo Award - thehugoawards.org • November • World Fantasy Award - worldfantasy.org/awards

  18. Young Adult • June • Locus Award - locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/LocusWinsByYear.html

  19. Read YourLibrary’s Webpage (or someone else’s)

  20. Shelf Talk

  21. What We’re Reading

  22. How to Judge a Book by its Cover

  23. How to read a book in 5 minutes • Cover • Front—what is depicted and how? • Back—any author recommendations on the back? • Blurb—what more does it tell you? • Heft • Genre Borrowed and modified from Jane K. Hirsh off of the Fiction_L reading listserv

  24. How to read a book in 5 minutes • Read some from the first chapter, read something in the middle, read the end. Is there continuity? • What do you think of the • Style • Pace • Clarity Borrowed and modified from Jane K. Hirsh off of the Fiction_L reading listserv

  25. How to read a book in 5 minutes • How is the story told? • Flashbacks • Narrative • Alternating narrators • Letters • First Person • Omniscient Author • Does it remind you of other books? Borrowed and modified from Jane K. Hirsh off of the Fiction_L reading listserv

  26. Summing Up

  27. Readers’ advisory on the run • Follow a best seller list religiously • Notice new authors and add them to your mental categories • Read the jacket flaps to get a sense of the book • Make use of cover art to get a sense of the book

  28. Readers’ advisory on the run • Read your own library readers’ advisory section and others. • Check out the back page of Library Journal to see what is moving • Assign yourself a task that will pop up on the days and remind you to check out the awards when they come out.

  29. Contact Information • Carolyn Petersen, Asst Program Manager360.570.5560carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov Brought to you by the Washington State Library, a division of the Secretary of State and partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to ensure strong libraries for future generations