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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Web 2.0- The Online Landscape

This post from Stephen's Lighthouse blog made me laugh.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Personalized Reading Recommendations

I was reading this article posted by Sarah Statz-Cords from the Reader's Advisor Online blog about personalized reading recommendations.

Several libraries are taking part, including the Edmonton Public Library and the Multnomah County Library. Patrons fill out a short questionnaire online about their likes and dislikes in reading. The forms get submitted to a librarian who reviews it and follows up with personalized recommendations.

Is this something your library is currently doing or considering? If so, how well used is it by your patrons? How satisfied are the patrons with the service? How much staff time is involved?

My library does not currently provide this service although we do have bookspace as part of our website, which features booklists for numerous genres as well as reader's advisory related links. I imagine that many libraries would like to provide this wonderful service but find staff time and funding to be barriers. For libraries that have implemented personalized reading recommendations, how have you worked around this?