Monday, December 1, 2008

Making Lists and Reader's Advisory

We here at Libraryland Roundup could not agree more with Joyce Saricks: At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Keeping a List. from Booklist Online - At Leisure with Joyce Saricks

Whether you keep a Notebook, a Spreadsheet, Goodreads, Librarything, or a Facebook app, a list like this is invaluable for reminding yourself of things you might want to recommend to that patron who comes up and utters those terrifying words: "Can you recommend a good book?"

Even more, just like your ipod or mp3 player shows your taste in music, these lists can give your marvelous insight into your own tastes, how they evolved, and ideas for new areas to explore.

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