We’ve scheduled another CODES Conversations event! Come participate or listen in on this vigorous online discussion.
Navigating the RA High-Wire Act: Practicing RA When You Don’t Read Widely
Happening online, April 24-25, 2013
Hosted by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA
With untold numbers of books out there, sometimes it seems almost impossible for readersâ€™ advisors to keep up with all the genres and publishing trends. This raises all sorts of interesting questions for consideration: How can a “poorly-read” librarian do readers’ advisory? How do you cope with unknown titles? How much do you read, and how widely?
Join readersâ€™ advisors across the country for a two-day CODES Conversation on the best ways to find read-alikes and do readers’ advisory–even when you feel that you have not read enough–and help address the biggest myth in RA: that librarians have to read everything they suggest.
CODES Conversations are focused electronic conversations on current issues facing collection development and readersâ€™ advisory librariansâ€”or anyone interested in those areas.Â Â The conversations are open to all who wish to participate (or lurk)!
This free, moderated discussion is open to allâ€”just subscribe to the discussion atÂ http://lists.ala.org/sympa/subscribe/codes-convos, then follow and contribute to the conversation over the two days of the discussion.