Welcome to Reader's Advisory Training! Here you'll find a collection of resources, tips, and strategies to help you as you get more comfortable with doing RA on and off the desk.
*Courtesy of RA For All, complete with links!
1. Betty Rosenberg: “Never apologize for your reading tastes.”
-- A non-judgmental list of what you “should read"
2. Suggest don’t Recommend
3. Everyone reads a different version of the same book.
4. Write down adjectives about what you read; plot you can find.
5. Read widely (at least speed read widely)
-- reading ABOUT books is just as important as reading the book
6. Share what you read- with staff and patrons.
-- booktalk every chance you get
7. Use resources
--Think of your job as “leisure reading reference."
8. Working together is your MOST valuable resource
--both across whole staff and with other libraries
9. Bridge the physical-virtual divide
10. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
-- Get Booked podcast as a practice tool
-- Participate in #AskaLibrarian
-- reader profile exercise