Course: LIBR 220--Reader's Advisory Genres and Techniques
Reader's Advisory (RA) work involves locating a book or books that a customer would like to read, based either on an author or title request or a description of a book. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, by Joyce G. Saricks includes detailed bibliographies of titles students might use in RA interviews and read to complete course assignments. The Readers' Advisory Handbook, edited by Jessica E. Moyer and Kaite Mediatore Stover, is a collection of essays covering a variety of RA techniques and programming ideas, which students use to help them complete their primary assignment.
Cost of Material:
Free to SJSU students as an ebook in the library
Cost of Textbook:
Reader's Advisory Handbook $55
Reader's Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction $65
I am delighted that the university library has these two ebooks, and I am sure that students are as well.