Readers Advisory (1/10/19)

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Put together your best recommendation lists and join us for the October #AusLibChat where we’ll all be doing some Readers Advisory! As librarians we often do formal and informal readers advisory, because it’s part of our duties, friends ask for recommendations, or because we just love connecting people and information.

Missed this chat? Catch up with Wakelet here.


RA For All
Becky’s Ten Rules of basic RA service
2019 Read Harder Challenge
LoveOzYA Book Bingo
Inky Awards 2019 Shortlist 

Questions for the chat:

Q1. What resources do you use if answering a question outside your personal knowledge, or looking for readers advisory for yourself?

Q2. How do you (or would you) develop or keep your Readers Advisory skills up to date?

Q3. Displays, OPAC galleries, staff reviews – What has been effective in engaging people with your collections outside their usual reading interests?

Q4. If given the choice, in what topics would you love to do Readers Advisory?

Q5. Give us your recs! Share your favourite books, audiobooks, movies, TV series, podcasts, albums, games, zines, or any media format of your choice!

Join us on Twitter at 9pm AEST on Tuesday 1 October 2019! If you’re new to Twitter, and/or #auslibchat, be sure to check out an awesome guide to maximise your experience!

Don’t use Twitter, or want to comment anonymously? Email your questions or answers to or PM @aliangac and we’ll include them in the chat.