Course Description

LIS 9382A-001 (Fall 2019)   Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library

Instructor: S. Smith

Course Description
An introduction to the skills and resources needed to provide and promote readers' advisory service in a public library setting. The emphasis will be on serving and understanding the reading needs of adults, the appeal factors of narrative nonfiction and fiction genres (in different formats) and the links between them.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9382A-001 (Fall 2019)
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Prerequisites:  LIS 9003

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Describe the reading and media interests of adults according to evidence published in a variety of studies and surveys (PLLO 2);

2. Identify and promote to users the types of popular fiction and nonfiction materials in various genres and formats (PLLO 2, 8);

3. Explain the purposes of readers’ advisory service and demonstrate knowledge of the techniques and processes involved in RA work in public libraries (PLLO 1, 2, 3).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives