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Nonfiction Readers' Advisory

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Addresses the issue of how readers' advisors can expand their repertoire and make better use of their library's collection by incorporating nonfiction into the RA transaction.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 30th 2004 by Libraries Unlimited
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Erin Boyington
Every reference librarian should recognize the value of suggesting nonfiction to patrons. Ultimately, the fiction/nonfiction divide, useful though it might be, is still an artificial one.

I especially enjoyed the chapter on nonfiction for school libraries. I myself only started enjoying nonfiction as an adult after I read two excellent books: Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Kate Summerscale's The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, both books that showed me the power of nonfiction storytelling. I did r
The first book to address recommending non-fic in a systemic way. A valuable item for RA librarians who want to be well-rounded and sharp.
May 07, 2008 Ellee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Myleen, Montana
I read this collection of essays to enrich my readers' advisory skills, which I use nigh daily in my role as a public librarian. I found these essays interesting, enjoyable, as well as helpful in carrying out one of my roles as a librarian. Very insightful.

Very highly recommended for all public librarians!!
A very good overview of nonfiction readers advisory. I know a lot more about how to help readers find what they would enjoy. It also explained well the difference between narrative nonfiction and informational nonfiction.
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