Evaluate Reader Services

From your strategic plan to your collection development policies, find out how to get to the next level of reader services.

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RAx Self-Assessment Guide

NoveList developed this guide to help public libraries help readers. If you’re looking to make RA part of your mission, the resources and exercises in this booklet will help you assess your library’s current state of services for readers – and figure out how to get to the next level. 

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Strategic Language for Reader Services

Libraries are uniquely positioned as centers for reading. If building a community of curious, active readers is a core focus of your library, does your strategic plan reflect that?

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Readers' Advisory in Public Libraries Report

Does your library offer a readers’ advisory (RA) service? Do you ever wonder how your RA service compares to that of libraries across the US? This report showcases the findings of the State of Readers' Advisory 2021 survey, conducted by Library Journal and sponsored by RUSA CODES, ARRT, LibraryReads, and NoveList. 

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The State of Readers' Advisory

Libraries are always evolving to meet the changing world and needs around them; however, helping readers is a constant, essential service. Does your library offer a readers’ advisory (RA) service? Do you ever wonder how your RA service compares to that of libraries across the US? Explore the findings of the State of Readers' Advisory 2021 survey, conducted by Library Journal and sponsored by RUSA CODES, ARRT, LibraryReads, and NoveList. Danielle Borasky, Amy Dittmeier, Michelle Morris, Carolina Saldivar, Barry Trott, and Jessica Trotter share insights, trends, and inspiration from the survey.