Thank you to the staff at the Chandler Sunset Library who hosted the Readers' Advisory workshop yesterday. I had a great time, and this is a beautiful library.
And, for those of you who asked, I apologized for using library jargon. I didn't think about it when I posted the first article about the workshop. Readers' Advisory is my favorite part of my job. It's talking with people about books!
Sometimes, librarians get so caught up in reference, helping people with computers, fixing copiers, doing programs, handling issues that might be politically sensitive, all important work, that we forget that many of us went into the profession because we love to share our enthusiasm about books.
When I teach Readers' Advisory classes, I try to share that enthusiasm. We actually get to talk about books, and how to help people find books they might enjoy. We talk about books and websites that will help us help our library patrons.
I consider this blog as Readers' Advisory. It's talking with readers about books, and making book suggestions.
So, Jen, and anyone who wondered what Readers' Advisory is, it's our attempt to do a better job suggesting books you might want to read. We're polishing our skills so we can do a better job for you. Don't hesitate to talk to us about books!