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Online Readers Advisory Service

   August 7th, 2007

Maine State Library Outreach ServicesThe message below was posted to ME-LIBS last week, and it caught my attention - but then, most anything tagged "Online Reader Advisory Service" will:

Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:24:53 -0400
From: Melora Norman
Subject: Online Reader Advisory Service

Dear all,

We were inspired by a program presented at the 2006 Public Library Association conference to establish a reader advisory service for Books By Mail patrons which is accessible both online and in paper form. Please feel free to imitate (as did we!)

http://www.maine.gov/msl/outreach/booksbymail/readers.htm

For more information on the original concept, please see *Looking for a Good Book?: Developing an Online Reading Suggestion Service*, a program presented in Boston 2006 by staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library:

http://www.placonference.org/2006/handouts_audiotapes.cfm

(It is # 310 on the list)

Best wishes, and enjoy!

Melora

Melora Ranney Norman, coordinator
Maine State Library Outreach
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0064
www.maine.gov/msl/outreach

I like both the readers advisory aspect of this program, as well as the books-by-mail aspect. Way to go, Maine State Library.

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