LIBR 2516: Readers' Advisory Services

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course acquaints students with reading interests of adults in preparation for readers' advisory (RA) work with adults. Skills related to readers' advisory service in public and other library settings are introduced and practiced, and the basic tenets of readers' advisory are reinforced throughout the course. Students learn how to interview readers to determine their reading interests and will practice describing books objectively. In addition, students investigate and use RA tools that are available for making reading and viewing recommendations. Issues of representation, inclusivity, diversity, and tolerance towards all readers and reading interests are explored.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Library and Information Technology, Diploma in Library and Information Technology (Flex Participation Option), and Diploma in Library and Information Technology (BBA Transfer Option).

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