Thursday, January 01, 2015

Resolve to Rock 2015: Readers Advisory

2014 was an incredible year for me, professionally. I was honored with an award from the Michigan Library Association, and did a number of conference presentations. It was an exciting year, but I am looking forward to a quieter 2015*.  

For 2015, I resolve to better rock readers advisory. I am someone that struggles with long reading slumps. I want to be a little more methodical in my reading and be sure to hit genres that I am less familiar with. I plan to concentrate on middle grade fiction. I have learned that it is best for me to have a specific plan to follow or things tend to fall off my radar, so I developed a Genre of the Month plan, heavily inspired by Abby's Reading Wildly staff RA project. If any of my staff members or co-workers from other branches reading this want to join in, please do so, but I plan to do this individually.

January: Mysteries
February: ALA Youth Media Award Winners
March: Science Fiction
April: Reluctant Reader
May: Realistic Fiction
June: Historical Fiction
July: Graphic Novels
August: Classics
September: Early Chapter Books (Stand Alone)
October: Scary Book
November: Early Chapter Books (Series)
December: Fantasy

*I do plan to be in Chicago during the time of ALA Midwinter. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, so I hope to see you there too! I will also be visiting and staying with local family members.

4 comments:

Awesome!!! My staff and I have really come to love our discussions and look forward to picking out and sharing our books. We're doing early chapter books this year, too, since it was an area that lots of us felt we needed to brush up on. Good luck!

What a great resolution Anne! I definitely know the reading slump strugglge and I think I'll try and convince our boss to start a similar project too :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Oh, I like this idea a lot! I'm jotting it down in my goals folder.

I love this idea! thanks for your post!