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Tue 09/28 8am - 12am

Joni Richards Bodart

Dr. Joni Richards Bodart
Associate Professor
Joni Richards Bodart
School of Library and Information Science

Phone: 408-924-2728

Course: LIBR 220--Reader's Advisory Genres and Techniques

Course Material:
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.