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Reader's Advisory

Here lies a sampling of the collective RA knowledge of Massachusetts librarians.

Webinar Handouts and Notes


Webinar: Re-Charge Your Book Club

Webinar: Everyone's a Readers' Advisor

Webinar: Booktalking: Harnessing the Power of Sharing Books with Patrons


This entertaining and informative video also gives a quick crash course in using NoveList. *Most* libraries in Massachusetts have access to NoveList through their network.

How NOT to do an RA Interivew

A little clunky as far as animated videos go...but relevant and short.

The Shape of a Story

Kurt Vonnegut's master thesis in anthropology suggested that characters undergo ups and downs that can be plotted to reveal the shape of the story. Understanding these archetypical shapes may help you understand what stories may appeal to your patron.