Upcoming RUSA CODES Conversation: Asynchronous Readers Advisory

Asynchronous readers advisory is the subject of the next CODES Conversations, a listserv-based discussion hosted by the Reference and User Services Association’s Collection Development and Evaluation Section (RUSA CODES), the home for adult readers advisory within ALA.

From September 24-25, 2013, readers advisory experts from CODES will facilitate a focused online conversation entitled “Form-Based RA: What Asynchronous RA Can Teach All of Us (even those not offering such an option) About Service, Appeal and Working With Readers.” All adult services librarians are welcome to join and follow the conversation, and contribute ideas or just listen in.

To support the conversation, CODES has prepared a resource guide that highlights two asynchronous readers advisory programs: the award-winning “Looking for a Good Book” program at the Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library and the Seattle Public Library’s “Your Next Five Reads” program. Download the resource guide.

The conversation is open to all; membership is not required in order to participate. To participate, subscribe to the CODES Conversation email list located at http://lists.ala.org/sympa/subscribe/codes-convos. Questions or concerns with the listserv should be sent to RUSA Web Manager Andrea Hill at ahill@ala.org.

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