Reach Readers

Readers' Advisory Foundations (201)

*️⃣ This course is available through institutional purchase only. For more information, contact us at for a free consultation.

An expert from NoveList will get staff on an even footing in their understanding of readers’ advisory, share strategies for working with readers, and teach the foundational principles for providing excellent readers’ advisory service. Participants will be introduced to important concepts like the history and philosophy of readers’ advisory, the basics of the readers’ advisory conversation, the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in readers’ advisory service, and learning the broad basics of appeal and other NoveList story elements.

*️⃣ Example learning outcomes include:
- Identifying effective strategies for talking with readers, including using reader-friendly language.
- Understanding the concepts of appeal, genre, and themes, and how they can be used in readers’ advisory services.
- Applying the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to readers’ advisory services.
- Valuing readers’ advisory as a critical service that fosters the overall library mission.

*️⃣ Course instructor: The instructors of this course are Lauren Campbell, Consultant for NoveList, and Yaika Sabat, Senior Readers' Advisory Librarian for NoveList. Lauren worked in public libraries for 13 years in two large library systems and six branches. Most of her library career was in children's services, and she'll always be a storyteller at heart. Yaika Sabat comes from a background in public libraries and now works on editorial content as part of the Book Discovery team. She is passionate about graphic novels and diverse representation in books and media.
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  • All units must be completed