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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Reader Profile and Response Example

One of my student's first assignments each semester is to write their own reader profile and then switch with another student. The students then take a classmate's redering preferences and practice being a readers' advisor. Last semester, I linked to Jennilyn and Dan's pair here.

This semester, I present Amy's profile and John's response.

Notice that Amy's profile presents an interesting problem since she lists the same author for a book she loved and one she did not enjoy. John's response handled this well. Also, John's response shows that a woman who likes Chick Lit can be helped by a trained, professional male librarian who prefers true crime.

I hope their work helps you or your patrons. Thanks for agreeing to share Amy and John.

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