Registration for the next offering of the Reference and User Services Association’s Readers Advisory 101 online course will close this Thursday, Oct. 6.


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About this course:

Through practice sessions, learn how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal and experiment with methods to offer RA services. Readers' Advisory 101 is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills in all types of libraries. The topics covered are introductory in nature.

The course instructor, Joyce Saricks, is the author of Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library (3rd ed., ALA, 2005) and Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction (2nd ed., ALA, 2009).


Course dates: Oct. 10-Nov. 27 with weekly chats scheduled for Thursdays at 3pm Chicago/Central time.

More information:

Register online now:



Registration rates start at $130 for RUSA members. We do offer group discounts for 2 or more registrants for the same course from the same library, library system or network.

Group registration information, including the form for registering, is here:

Questions about registration? Contact [log in to unmask] or (800) 545-2433, option 5.




Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing & Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


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