Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach

Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach
Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, July 7, 2014

Form-based readers’ advisory moves beyond traditional methods such as general book lists, open-ended interviews, and counter displays, allowing librarians to develop RA services that are more efficient and responsive to library users’ needs. In this eCourse, you’ll go in-depth and learn about this exciting RA model, from start (getting administrative and staff buy-in) to finish (building forms and training staff members).
After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:
Identify the challenges of traditional RA and describe the benefits of form-based RA
Understand how to assess your library’s capacity for this service and garner support from library leadership
Describe the key elements of an effective RA form
Consider and plan for special situations and issues that may arise when offering a form-based RA service