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23 Reading Guidance and Bibliotherapy in public, hospital and institution libraries

Reading Guidance and Bibliotherapy in Public, Hospital and Institution Libraries: A Selection of Papers Presented at a Series of Adult Services Institutes, 1965-1968  edited by Margaret E. Monroe Madison: Library … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

get reading Australia!

When’s the next time that Australian public libraries will get this quality and reach of promotion about reading (or anything)? This was a difficult week in Australia with #bustthebudget trending because … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

prescriptive bibliotherapy: possibilities part 3

Prescriptive Bibliotherapy Prescriptive Bibliotherapy requires strong partnerships with medical professionals to recommend authoritative resources for use as ‘reading prescriptions’ supplied by the library service. (Jennie Bolitho, 2009) Books on Prescription schemes are … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Opening the Book across Australia?

I finally caught up with the March Incite article featuring Anne Downes and Rachel Van Riel of UK’s Opening the Book readers advisory staff development program and its success in Victorian … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

creative bibliotherapy: possibilities part 2

Creative, or social, bibliotherapy is another strong example of a connection-based community service gaining ground in public library service. With a focus on social inclusion and community collaborations, creative bibliotherapy programs … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

self-help bibliotherapy: possibilities part 1

Reading Well Mood Boosting Books is a UK promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books have been recommended by readers. Reading Well is an initiative of The … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stories everywhere

How can you give local writers a platform for their work? Libraries are shifting towards working with their communities to create content – how can you ensure stories and poems … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

knit one read one knit 5000

Knitting and crochet have their own languages, much like music and mechanical engineering do. There are abbreviations and patterns to read and techniques to master. What an opportunity for libraries … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

a little more action please

‘A little less conversation, a little more action please’ – this clip from merseyboys (enjoy!) opened my presentation at TropicALIA at the end of 2012 (Australia’s National Year of Reading) … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

readers services notes #3

    Talking about reading: If your staff don’t read, or don’t feel comfortable talking about reading with others, or don’t read about reading, then those should be your immediate staff development … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment