The Horror Readers Advisory

The Horror Readers  Advisory

Since it is the rare library that pulls horror out of the main fiction collection and gives the genre its own section , the readers ' advisor must find methods for singling horror out from the larger section in which it is embedded .

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838908713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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It's a dark and scary world. Pans are tabid. Blood, guts, and gore are the norm. Welcome to the horror genre. Horror classics have been scaring people for years. Nowadays, who doesn't know about Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Dean Koontz? Profiled in a special section, the Big Three have turned horror into best-sellers. For all the horror fans that haunt your library, this is the must-have guide. Readers' advisors and reference librarians will appreciate the key tools provided to expand upon this genre, including listings of top books, authors, and award winners within eleven horror subgenres - like mummies, biomedical, monsters, and splatterpunk. Clear descriptions of characteristics within subgenres are provided throughout. To further help you engage new renders, expert horror mavens Spratford and Clausen draw a savvy connection between film and horror as a potent reminder that the scariest movies have been adapted from novels. Their classic and contemporary recommendations like Rebecca, The Shining, and Rosemary's Baby reinforce activities between readers' advisors and library programming and open up the (cellar) door for further patron involvement. Readers' advisors and referen
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Readers Advisory Guide to Horror

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Horror

The Horror Fiction Review (http://thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot .com/) is a thoughtful, well-organized site. ... The Horror Writers Association (HWA; www.horror.org) maintains a web page chock full of information for horror readers.

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911129

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.
Categories: Education

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction  Third Edition

We know Horror fans keep up with the genre and likely know more about forthcoming titles and popular authors than many advisors. This is because some of the most popular titles among readers have been passed around by word of mouth; ...

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838917817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

readerS'adviSory. iNtervieW. The most important question to consider in working with readers is not how graphic and violent the Horror is, but how early that element appears in the book. Those Horror readers who really do not like a lot ...

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 387

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Presents a reference guide to genre fiction, categorizing the literature into fifteen different genres, along with recommendations for the most representative titles and authors that can be found in each group.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Crossover Readers Advisory Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction

Crossover Readers  Advisory  Maximize Your Collection to Meet Reader Satisfaction

If your reader is new to the horror genre, ask about television or movie tastes or suggest short story compilations for uncertain readers. Be sure to ask patrons how they feel about gore, violence, sex, and foul language as horror ...

Author: Jessica E. Moyer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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Help maximize your existing collection with this browsable volume containing titles that serve double-duty with their appeal to both teens and adults and cover genres spanning crime novels, romance, horror, science fiction, and more. • Features annotations that focus on reader appeal factors • Provides lists of titles as well as tips for using them with readers • Considers the appeal of various genres to adults and young adults • Acknowledges format availability, including various digital formats
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Readers Advisory Service in the Public Library

Readers  Advisory Service in the Public Library

Brad Hooper , The Short Story Readers ' Advisory : A Guide to the Best ( Chicago : American Library Assn . , 2000 ) ... and Becky Siegel Spratford and Tammy Hennigh Clausen , The Horror Readers ' Advisory : The Librarian's Guide to ...

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838908977

Category: Fiction in libraries

Page: 211

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Categories: Fiction in libraries

Serving Teens Through Readers Advisory

Serving Teens Through Readers  Advisory

Thus, using these tools, a librarian can quickly assist teen fans of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. Because the introductory chapters of The Mystery Readers'Advisory: The Librarian's Clues to Murder and Mayhem and The ...

Author: Heather Booth

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909300

Category: Education

Page: 159

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A guide to help readers' advisors serve teens offers techniques to connect with teens on their own terms, provides tips on creating a positive advisory experience, and includes "sure bets" lists, thematic reading lists, and sources of reviews.
Categories: Education

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers    Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers' Advisory Guideto Genre Blends The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory The Readers' Advisory Guideto Graphic Novels The Readers' Advisory Guide toGenre Fiction, second edition ...

Author: Jennifer S. Baker

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Readers Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries 1870 2005

Readers    Advisory Service in North American Public Libraries  1870 2005

By late 2005, the Genreflecting Advisory Series, which provided annotated lists of reading suggestions in popular fictional genres such as romance and horror for different age groups, featured more than 15 titles, including Blood, ...

Author: Juris Dilevko

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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Beginning in the early 1980s, readers' advisory services were a widely discussed topic in North American public libraries. By 2005, almost every public library in the United States and Canada offered some form of readers' advisory service. The services offered have changed significantly, in ways perhaps disadvantageous to adult North American library patrons. This book provides a critical history of readers' advisory philosophy and offers a new perspective on the evolution of the service. The book analyzes the debate that shaped readers' advisory and discusses how the service has assumed its present form. The study follows readers' advisory through its three prominent stages of development, beginning with the period 1870 to 1916, when the service was still a subject of much crucial debate about its meaning and purpose. During the second phase (1917 to 1962), readers' advisory systematically committed itself to meaningful adult education through serious and purposeful reading. The book argues, however, that during the most recent phase of readers' advisory, from 1963 until the present, contemporary public libraries have turned their backs on the rich heritage of readers' advisory services by valorizing the reading of entertainment-oriented and commodified genre titles and bestsellers. Historical analysis, case studies and statistical charts augment the book's central argument.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Readers Advisory Handbook

The Readers  Advisory Handbook

... second edition Research-Based Readers' Advisory The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction Serving Teens through Readers' Advisory The Horror Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Vampires, Killer Tomatoes, and Haunted Houses ...

Author: Jessica E. Moyer

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Presents guidelines to creating readers' advisory lists for every level of reader in any genre, including such information as how to gain familiarity with one's collection, how to create and market booklists, and how to organize related programs.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines