Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Newsletter no. 12

October 09

Looking at other people’s libraries…Take a moment to have a look at the outstanding modern Alexandrian Library in Egypt.

Designed by a Swedish architect and completed in 2002 it cost $220 million to build and sees 800,000 visitors per year.
Imagine a 70,000 square metre Reading Hall that can accommodate 2,000 readers at one time. And that’s not all… this is a truly outstanding facility. Like the New York Public Library, it would have to be a “must see” for travelling librarians!
Follow the links in this website and prepare to be wowed.

Quote of the month…The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practised at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. ~Holbrook Jackson

Website of the month…
This website is quite a one stop shop. Not only can you search for authors, genres and series, but if you click on Reader's Advisory Tips & Sources you will find links to all sorts of other websites that may help you find that elusive “good read” your customer is looking for.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Reading Experience conversation

Remember the video we watched at the Reading Experience training sessions?
Here it is, an excellent demonstration of a librarian and a customer engaging in a Readers' Advisory transaction.