The mission of the Reader’s Advisory Round Table is to give participants a chance to investigate different fiction genres and improve our reader’s advisory skills. Meeting every other month, we will all read from a selected genre (or subgenre) and discuss books and the genre with each other — emphasizing appeal factors and reader’s advisory. Participants are asked to read a benchmark title (the same one) and a second title in the genre of their own choosing that will be shared with the group.

We will cover a different genre every year, allowing each of us to be introduced to and/or practice the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as becoming familar with subgenres. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in familar or unfamiliar genres, which will stretch his/her capacity as a reader’s advisor.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh (lacavanaugh@appleblossom.net) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). This is a highly participatory group. We are all learning together!

To find out what we are currently studying, check out the list to the right. If you are currently employed in a Massachusetts library that is part of the Massachusetts Library System and are interested in joining the group for one or all of the scheduled meetings, please register using MLS Eventkeeper.