Category Archives: Chat Transcripts

Transcript: Back to School & Transitions

On 9/12/13, we met to discuss reader’s advisory during times of transition, especially during the super-busy back-to-school season.

It’s not even November yet, but I tell you what: this chat feels like it took place several years ago. This Fall has been crazy-busy!


Transcript: Baby Got Backlist w/Special Guest Lizzie Skurnick

I discovered a bunch of transcripts that I published on Storify but hadn’t yet managed to post here. Sorry about that, friends.

I’ll roll them out one by one for searching/finding ease.

First up, a Storify of our lively & informative chat with Lizzie Skurnick, author of Shelf Discovery and publisher of Lizzie Skurnick Books. Since Lizzie’s bread & butter is bringing lost classics of middle grade & YA back into print, we chose backlist as our topic of discussion, launching the immortal hashtag #babygotbacklist on an unsuspecting world.

Chat Transcript: Beach Reads

On July 25, 2013, we gathered for an hour to discuss Beach Reads — what are they? How do they differ from Vacation Reads? How do we find out what our patrons’ favorite beachy authors & themes are?

The Beach Reads chat Storify is available here.

Tonight, we’ll be joined by gory mystery/thriller aficionado & Macmillan Adult Library Marketing Director Talia Sherer to discuss Genre True Loves! Join us!

Chat Transcript: Reader’s Advisory 101

Last week’s ReadAdv was another super-lively discussion! We talked discussed Reader’s Advisory 101 — how we developed our skills, the resources we love, the mentors we admire, the mistakes we’ve made and the genres we know we rock at matching with readers.

The chat transcript is right here. Happy reading!

We’ll be back on Thursday, July 25th with a discussion of Beach Reads for every age & every genre. Be there!

Archive for New Adult: What Is It & Is It Really Happening

Thanks to everyone (all 150 or so of you!) who attended today’s session at ALA on New Adult fiction. Liz, Kelly & I loved putting this presentation together & having this fascinating discussion with you.

Follow-up resources are as follows:

Keep the conversation going — here in comments or on Twitter! We’d love to hear about new titles, trends you see emerging, and more.

You can find us on Twitter as follows:

Sophie Brookover: @sophiebiblio / @librarylinknj

Liz Burns: @lizb

Kelly Jensen: @catagator

ReadAdv: June 20, 2013 — Summer Reading Extravaganza!

If you missed the June 20th session of #readadv, no worries! We’ve got your chat transcript right here.

We are adjusting the July schedule a little bit to accommodate the July 4th holiday weekend — instead of holding #readadv on July 4, we’re moving it to Thursday, July 11.

Kelly, Liz & I are all in Chicago for ALA Annual (if you see us, say hello!) so we’ll be planning the next session while we’re here, yay!

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.

ReadAdv: A Very Meta Conversation

Let’s try this again, shall we?

Miss last week’s ReadAdv? Catch up with the chat transcript. Topic: the next steps for The Reader’s Advisory Chat That Could — what’s working, what we could do better, what we plan to do. Thanks to all who participated! You’ve given us excellent food for thought & action — we really appreciate your thoughtful, smart suggestions.

Chat Transcript: Managing the TBR Pile, Parts 1 & 2 — March 21, 2013

Our most recent chat was on March 21, 2013: Managing the TBR Pile (TBR = To Be Read). Did you miss it? Did you forget to favorite a tweet that referred to a great resource? We’ve got you covered with these handy Storify archives:

Managing the TBR Pile, Part 1

Managing the TBR Pile, Part 2