THE READERS’ ADVISORY IMPACT COMMITTEE

The Panorama Project Readers’ Advisory Impact Committee (RAIC) is researching, documenting and analyzing the wide variety of Readers’ Advisory title and author recommendation activities in use in our public libraries. The committee is studying both librarian-to-patron (direct) activities and library-to-community (indirect) activities. These include in-person conversations, form-based recommendations, in-library table and shelf displays, online catalog and website displays, reading lists (distributed in print and electronically), newsletters, podcasts, blog posts, author events and visits, and more.

The committee’s first of its kind Directory of Readers’ Advisory Activities catalogs the many ways that public librarians and libraries connect readers with books and authors. Each of the activities listed includes an activity description as well as links to examples and additional resources. The June 2019 second edition of the Directory includes numerous updates to the first edition, a significant update of the Librarian Networking and Training appendix, and a new appendix on Listeners' Advisory.

The RAIC will continue to update the directory. The group is currently analyzing the data collected in its recent survey of Readers’ Advisory activities. A report on the survey results will be published later this year.

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DIRECTORY OF READERS’ ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, SECOND EDITION

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We invite you to submit additional activities, examples and useful links. We also welcome your feedback on the directory. Email us at raic@panoramaproject.org.