Friday, August 22, 2014

Case Study No. 1527: Carroll Lewis

I Need a Book Preview
A preview clip of LVN's, I Need a Book. Full information on this DVD can be found on
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[scene opens with a middle-aged man speaking directly to the camera]
TERRY LYONS: There are three good ways of expanding your knowledge and the options available to your customers. The first is to compile a readers' advisory notebook. Have library staff write mini-reviews in a notebook, using the appeal characteristics to highlight each title.
[cut to a binder marked "Looking For a Good Book? Readers' Advisory Notebook (Award Winners/Websites/Book Lists)"]
TERRY LYONS: [in voice over] Now, each person will interpret the characteristics somewhat differently, but a solid readers' advisory notebook can be an invaluable tool for customers.
[cut to a male African American librarian ("Carroll Lewis, Librarian") speaking directly to the camera]
CARROLL LEWIS: We have a readers' advisory notebook organized by genre that we keep at the reference desk. It has categories like science fiction, fantasy, romance, and a mini-description of each book.
[cut to Carroll sitting at the reference desk and leafing through the notebook]
CARROLL LEWIS: [in voice over] Since we are all trained in appeal characteristics, we try to mention them in the description. It's easy at a glance to find setting or pacing, and to give appropriate reference to the customer.
[cut back to Terry speaking directly to the camera]
TERRY LYONS: It's also important for librarians to keep current about fiction. National Public Radio and Oprah are resources our customers use to learn about new books, and we should use them also. Let it become part of the weekly routine to check the bestseller's list, library displays, and lists of upcoming books to learn about books before they are read by customers.



I need a book! : readers' advisory for adults
Author: Terry Lyons; Library Video Network.; Baltimore County Public Library.
Publisher: Towson, MD : Library Video Network : Baltimore County Public Library, [2006].
Edition/Format: DVD video : English
Summary: Explains how to create a comfortable conversation with your customer in order to find the best book for them.
Notes: "See how to create a comfortable conversation with your customer in order to find the best book for them. By learning about the appeal characteristics and applying them to your customer's answers, you will be able to match them up with the right book. This program also shows you how to perform a 'Quick Dip' and learn about a book in just five minutes"--Container.
Credits: "Terry Lyons, a leading North American readers' advisory instructor and consultant, provided much of the content for this program"--Container.
Description: 1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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