Asynchronous readers advisory is the subject of the next CODES Conversations, a listserv-based discussion hosted by the Reference and User Services Associationâ€™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 â€œForm-Based RA: What Asynchronous RA Can Teach All of Us (even those not offering such an option) About Service, Appeal and Working With Readers.â€ 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 â€œLooking for a Good Bookâ€ program at the Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library and the Seattle Public Libraryâ€™s â€œYour Next Five Readsâ€ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.