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ADDED: AUGUST 18, 2015
Author Kristan Higgins on Romance: Genre and Readers
I think this should be mandatory reading for every RA practioner–LME

Additional Information: Behind the Bookshelf: At home with a librarian Seattle’s David Wright–316049211.html
Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances – NPR

ADDED: JULY 20, 2015
Event: Suzanne Brockmann on LGBTQQ Literature
Additional Information: International bestselling author and active gay rights advocate Suzanne Brockmann discusses Readers Advisory for LGBTQQ literature, including the audience, the need and the appeal of this literary genre.

Ms. Brockmann will have books available for purchase and signing.

This program is open to all interested librarians. Space is limited to 50 so register early! If you are an MLN member, you can register on the MLN calendar.

Minuteman Library Network
10 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA 01760

If you are not an MLN member, please email me, Meena Jain ( with your name, email, phone #, and library and I will register you. Once 50 are registered, you will get an email if you are placed on the wait list and also if a spot opens up.

This program is coordinated by the Readers Advisory Round Tables of Massachusetts.
Date: September 29. 2015
Time: 10:00am to 12N

ADDED: APRIL 14, 2011
Materials Matchmaking: Articulating Whole Library Advisory

The latest issue of Reference User Services Quarterly (vol. 50, issue 3 | Spring 2011) has a wonderful article written by Tara Bannon Williamson of the Denver Public Library and edited by Barry Trott, Adult Services Director at the Williamsburg Regional Library in VA. In the article, Williamson makes the case for “whole library advisory” or “materials matchmaking” instead of just Readers’ Advisory. I thought it was a really fantastic article and wanted to give you all a heads up in case you haven’t yet seen it. I can make copies and bring it to our next MLSRART meeting if someone wants a copy – just email me.