Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Writing Reviews for Reader’s Advisory

Hooper, Brad. Writing Reviews for Reader’s Advisory. Chicago: ALA, 2010. 808.066028 Hoope ISBN 978-0-8389-1017-7

Reviews are an important resource for readers' advisory and collection development. They are also a helpful promotional tool, introducing patrons to what is new on the shelf. This resource includes: tips for writing strong, relevant reviews; different ways reviews can be used to promote your library; and, a chapter by Joyce Saricks covering the how-tos of reviewing audiobooks. Whether the ultimate goal is writing for a library website, book club, or monthly handout, or freelancing for a newspaper, magazine, or professional journal, readers will find plenty of ideas and insight here.