Monthly Archives: May, 2013

ReadAdv: The Year in Books So Far, 2013 Edition

Did you miss the May 2 ReadAdv? The chat transcript is ready for your reading & advising pleasure!

We discussed the year in books so far — our favorites, our not-so-favorites, titles that exceeded (or failed to meet) our expectations, and what we’re looking forward to in the back half of 2013.


Passive Readers’ Advisory

Becky Canovan, a reference and instruction librarian at University of Dubuque, is a fan of passive readers’ advisory. I asked if she’d talk a little about the displays she’s done recently and why she likes doing this at her academic library. RA can live in any library! 

Coming into summer I was looking for colorful, relevant, and eye-catching. I usually attempt to pull together sub-collections that tend to be scattered in LC. Travel is one of those topics. I pulled travel guides, fiction, other non-fic, YA and children’s books. A simple prop or two and a variety of configurations help keep this simple space looking fresh.