Genreflecting

a guide to reading interests in genre fiction

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Author: Betty Rosenberg,Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 345

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Genreflecting

A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

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Author: Cynthia Orr

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Genreflecting

A Guide to Popular Reading Interests

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Author: Cynthia Orr,Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781598848403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Junior Genreflecting

A Guide to Good Reads and Series Fiction for Children

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Author: Bridget Dealy Volz,Cheryl Perkins Scheer,Lynda Welborn

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085567

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Grouping titles by specific themes and subtopics, describes content and features of popular paperback series, classics, and books published after 1990, and provides historical background to six different genres.

Teen Genreflecting 3

A Guide to Reading Interests

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Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591587293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

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Groups fiction books that are popluar with teenagers according to their genre, subgenre, and themes so advisors can identify read-alikes.

Primary Genreflecting

A Guide to Picture Books and Easy Readers

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Author: Susan Fichtelberg,Bridget Dealy Volz

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563089077

Category: Education

Page: 493

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This valuable reference work and readers' advisory tool lists, describes, and organizes, according to reading interests, contemporary picture books and easy readers that satisfy the interests of children ages three to eight.

Library and Information Science

A Guide to Key Literature and Sources

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Author: Michael F. Bemis

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911854

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

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Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Christian Fiction

A Guide to the Genre

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Author: John Mort

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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At last--the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles,including a chapter on YA literature, and provides detailed annotations and bibliographies.

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians

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Author: American Library Association. Subcommittee on Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians,AMER LIBRARY ASSN,American Library Association,Susan L. Fales,American Library Association Staff,American Library Association Subcommittee on Guidefor Training Collec,Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Administration of Collection Development Committee

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838934630

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 61

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Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand. Get expert advice on: a- selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs; b- participating effectively in the budget process; and c- evaluating your existing collections and vendors. Developed by ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, this blueprint for a collection-development training program can be easily adapted to meet the collection management goals and organizational structures found in libraries of all types and sizes. Outlines for training are given in these areas, among many others: collection and development policies; selection and review processes; weeding and deselection; and navigating electronic networks. The guide divides training into three skill levels, supplies a curriculum framework matched to collection duties, and identifies competencies achievable after training.

The Readers' Advisor's Companion

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Author: Kenneth D. Shearer,Robert Burgin

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Offers insights and ideas on readers' advisory services.

Popular Fiction

The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field

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Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134250711

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In this important book, Ken Gelder offers a lively, progressive and comprehensive account of popular fiction as a distinctive literary field. Drawing on a wide range of popular novelists, from Sir Walter Scott and Marie Corelli to Ian Fleming, J. K. Rowling and Stephen King, his book describes for the first time how this field works and what its unique features are. In addition, Gelder provides a critical history of three primary genres - romance, crime fiction and science fiction - and looks at the role of bookshops, fanzines and prozines in the distribution and evaluation of popular fiction. Finally, he examines five bestselling popular novelists in detail - John Grisham, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, Jackie Collins and J. R. R. Tolkien - to see how popular fiction is used, discussed and identified in contemporary culture.

Serving Teens Through Readers' Advisory

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Author: Heather Booth

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909302

Category: Education

Page: 159

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A guide to help readers' advisors serve teens offers techniques to connect with teens on their own terms, provides tips on creating a positive advisory experience, and includes "sure bets" lists, thematic reading lists, and sources of reviews.

Bad Bachelor

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Author: Stefanie London

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3958183336

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"Reed McMahon ist ein Meister der Manipulation; er weiß genau, was er sagen muss, um dich rumzukriegen. Glaub ihm kein Wort." Was wäre, wenn es eine App zur Bewertung von New Yorks heißesten Single-Männern gäbe? Und warum sich auf Prince Charming konzentrieren, wenn man den neuesten Klatsch über die am schlechtesten bewerteten Bachelors lesen kann – New York Citys berüchtigtste Bad Boys! Reed McMahon kann den Tratsch über die Bad Bachelors App nicht mehr hören. Er ist ein PR-Genie und als „Image-Fixer“ bekannt, aber nun holen ihn seine Frauengeschichten ein. Denn er ist New Yorks Bad Bachelor Nummer 1. Reed braucht dringend ein PR-Wunder, um seinen Ruf und seinen Job nicht zu verlieren. Als Reed Darcy Greer anbietet, ihr bei der Rettung ihrer kurz vor der Schließung stehenden Bibliothek zu helfen, glaubt sie ihm zunächst kein Wort. Denn Darcy weiß, dass Reed genau die Art Mann ist, von der sie sich fernhalten sollte. Aber die Bibliothek braucht wirklich Hilfe. Also stimmt Darcy zu und beginnt gemeinsam mit Reed eine Charity-Veranstaltung zu planen. Dabei erkennt sie, dass manchmal mehr hinter einem Menschen steckt, als sein Ruf verrät ... Meinungen zum Buch: Der Auftakt der New York Bachelors Reihe ist super geglückt, weiler einfach Spaß macht. Die Story von Reed und Darcy hat Witz, Drama und ganz viel Gefühl, also alles, was ein schöner Roman braucht. (Rezensentin auf Vorablesen) Unterhaltsam, fesselnd, emotional - eine gelungene Geschichte mit aktuellen Themen. (Rezensentin auf NetGalley) Es hat großen Spaß gemacht das Buch zu lesen, denn die Autorin hat einen angenehmen Schreibstil und die Geschichte ist einfach herzlich und auch komisch und gleichzeitig mega interessant. (Rezensentin auf Vorablesen) Von Stefanie London sind bei Forever by Ullstein erschienen: Bad Bachelor (New York Bachelors 1) Bad Boss(New York Bachelors 2) Bad Billionaire (New York Bachelors 3)

Jewish American Literature

A Guide to Reading Interests

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Author: Rosalind Reisner

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563089848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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This groundbreaking work, the first readers' advisory guide to Jewish American literature, guides you in finding fiction and nonfiction books that match specific reading interests. More than 700 titles are categorized and described.

Fluent in Fantasy

A Guide to Reading Interests

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Author: Diana Tixier Herald

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Herald offers an historical and structural overview of the genre, describes 15 subgenres and a score of variations within them, and lists nearly 1,000 of the best and most current reads available in the fantasy arena. An appendix lists recommended fantasy titles for young adults.

Readersê Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries, 1870_2005

A History and Critical Analysis

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Author: Juris Dilevko,Candice F.C. Magowan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786429259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Beginning in the early 1980s, readers' advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries. By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers' advisory service. The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons. This book provides a critical history of readers' advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service. The book analyzes the debate that shaped readers' advisory and discusses how the service has assumed its present form. The study follows readers' advisory through its three prominent stages of development, beginning with the period 1870 to 1916, when the service was still a subject of much crucial debate about its meaning and purpose. During the second phase (1917 to 1962), readers' advisory systematically committed itself to meaningful adult education through serious and purposeful reading. The book argues, however, that during the most recent phase of readers' advisory, from 1963 until the present, contemporary public libraries have turned their backs on the rich heritage of readers' advisory services by valorizing the reading of entertainment-oriented and commodified genre titles and bestsellers. Historical analysis, case studies and statistical charts augment the book's central argument.

Lolita in Peyton Place

Highbrow, Middlebrow, and LowBrow Novels of the 1950s

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Author: Ruth Pirsig Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317777492

Category: History

Page: 178

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.